Realised Eschatology at Euro 2012

Great morning! Public holiday here in Australia so I had my first lie-in in almost a month. Then Italy-Spain on setanta-i (well worth the $17 monthly subscription) delayed view. Here’s the highlights… Lovely moment in the second half, well at least if you’re a theology geek like me. Just as the game was coming to the […]

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Going to Heaven?

Just had a fascinating chat with some church members about those books that do the rounds every so often about people that allegedly die and “go to heaven” for a bit. They then return and tell us about what they see there. Of course, often there is Jesus who is just plain nice to everyone. […]

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No-one goes to heaven

hope that got your attention. Thing is, it's right. Well, almost. Anyway, Tim Adeney posts this little missive:   That’s because creation itself is saved. We’ll be here, the world will be here. Sure it will have been renewed, sure it will be (largely) unrecognizeable, but it will still be this world, and it will be […]

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Nehemiah 3-4 - Which Walls are We Building?

We've started a sermon series in Nehemiah and this week I'm preaching on chapters 3-4. As with any other Old Testament text, one of the key questions is that of the hermeneutic that we use. Here in the 21st Century we are not living in the Israeli city of Jerusalem, trying to fend off attacks […]

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