The Gospel, the Gospels and Rome – Where Do We Draw the Line?

One of the most difficult (and seemingly intractible) questions that Protestants must engage with is our common response to the Roman Catholic Church (“RCC”). Anyone with even a limited grasp of the events of the Reformation must acknowledge that there were profound and axiomatic differences between the Protestant Reformers and the Church of Rome, differences that […]

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The Citizenship of the Christian

Where does the Christian belong? I’m a citizen of one country, resident in another and currently staying in a third. But none of them are home. I realise this song is about Russia/Rodina, but it seems fitting: in order to frame this: Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from […]

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hard is not the same as bad

One thing we are convinced of – the authentic Christian life is cross-shaped and we are therefore not foolish enough to think that those things that are best for us are necessarily the easiest. That would be to make a mockery of the Cross itself. Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ and the power […]

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John Stott

we heard the news about John Stott while in Manhattan and had the enormous privilege of being at All Souls, Langham Place on Sunday morning to share with our fomer church family. Like so many other articles written, I have distinct memories of Uncle John. Three come to mind. First is reading his book “Christ., the […]

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Adult Sunday School in Arizona - automatic weapons

Our first Sunday morning in the States was spent at church in Arizona. It was a truly amazing experience. First, we went back to topical preaching and had a classic example of mainstream American evangelical preaching. You know what's coming, I'm going to complain – can't help myself. But before I do let me just […]

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