Yes, you read that headline correctly. I don’t believe in Freedom of Religion laws. I think they’re unhelpful and they actually undermine what we’re trying to achieve. However, before you get anxious that I’m somehow giving the game away let me explain… First, a video. Here’s one of my absolute favourite sequences from The West […]
I spent the first five years of my life in a commuter village outside Manchester. It’s horrible to see today’s news of an outrageous terrorist attack in that great city. And it is outrageous. As with other nations, the U.K. has seen terrorist attacks before but there is something particularly evil about a suicide bomber […]
Some of the smaller and (to some) more obscure books in the Bible are also where we find some of the most beautiful hidden treasures. Paul’s letter to Titus is one of them. Even if you don’t know Titus from Nahum you probably do know the famous verse: Titus 1:12 One of Crete’s own prophets has […]
Today is the feast day of the conversion of St. Paul, a moment that for most Christians has to rank as one of the most important moments in history. I’ll let Paul himself explain… 1Tim. 2:7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not […]
I don’t know what is most remarkable about this story. On 12 May 2013 Presiding Bishop Jefferts-Schori of the Episcopal Church preached a sermon at Curaçao, Diocese of Venezuela. Her text for the day was the prescribed lectionary reading from Acts 16. Have a little read of the first paragraph… Acts 16:16-34 With Paul and […]
Bosco Peters’ latest post on his Liturgy website is a great example of a liberal attack on the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA), not just for the substance but the manner in which the doctrine is attacked. At our recent synod meeting, one of the songs was Stuart Townend and Keith Getty’s In Christ alone with […]
Today’s newspapers here in Australia are full of the news that the Government has announced an royal commission into the abuse of children in various establishments. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the creation of a national royal commission into institutional responses to instances of child sexual abuse. The decision was taken at a meeting […]
Utterly brilliant. Everything you wanted to say about that nonsense pop-atheist line about Christianity being all made up by Paul… why did no-one tell me about Lutheran Satire earlier?