Passion isn’t bad, but it isn’t enough

I’ve seen a number of blog posts recently about sermons, most of which have been good. They’ve argued for expounding the text in front of the preacher, putting the passage in its context (both in terms of the Bible story and redemptive history), and applying the text to the people in front of them. ButContinue reading “Passion isn’t bad, but it isn’t enough”

Into His Presence

Over the last few years I’ve benefited massively from reading the prayers of the Puritans. Godly men who penned prayers that are full of awe of God. Prayers that are full of rich theology and that give words to your own heart as you cry out to God in praise, in repentance, in dependance andContinue reading “Into His Presence”

Is Sunday a spectator sport?

Preparation is part of every day life. We prepare for exams and tests at school. We prepare for what we’re going to cook by cutting the relevant vegetables, etc. We prepare to go on holiday by packing our bags and making sure we have all the relevant paperwork. We prepare for a celebration by makingContinue reading “Is Sunday a spectator sport?”

Saturday Snippets (July 16)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Saturday Snippets (June 11)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Saturday Snippets (May 21)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Saturday Snippets (May 14)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

God and the Transgender Debate

One of the ever increasingly tense conversations going on in our world today is the discussion about gender. Transgenderism is a big and complicated topic. The discussions can often become very heated very quickly because it is a very personal issue for many people, this can sometimes lead to convictions being based on experience ratherContinue reading “God and the Transgender Debate”

Health, Wealth and the (Real) Gospel

The, so called, prosperity gospel is a massive category of false teaching that stretches across different areas of life, it crosses into different denominations and different expressions of it can be found in most areas of the world. Probably the most well-known place for the prosperity gospel is in the US, which has big namesContinue reading “Health, Wealth and the (Real) Gospel”