A Open Angry Letter To UKIP

To all those in UKIP, You make me angry. I have been studying most of today about something I assumed was hardly related, and yet the more I read the more angry I became because the smug nonsense from UKIP keeps coming over the TV, radio and through the news/media. I was already pretty pissed…

I'm A Christian; My Country Is Not

There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Britain is Christian and it has gone through the same arguments it does every time, it is hardly a new controversy. Personally I don’t consider Britain, the country I was born in, grew up in, and still live in, to be Christian. And I am talking…

Blesséd Are The Peacemakers

Bravery. Sacrifice. Justice. When I list these words they are probably not ones you often associate with Jesus. Instead, He has often become the symbol of all things soft and merciful. Of course, He was merciful, He played with children, He comforted and healed, He cared in a such an unexpected way He made people…

God So Loved The World

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a…

How Dare They.

“He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are And how great Your affections are for me.” How He Loves,…

Leadership = Leader Sheep

Over my lifetime and experience of Christian life (in many forms and denominations) I have learnt many things about leadership with some great… and not so great examples of leaders within the Church. They are also often things that members of a congregation, or those outside of the church family, should remember about those standing…

Permissible Not Beneficial

Grace is obviously something hard to comprehend most of the time, and even harder when we bring in the law also set down in the Bible. We are told both that the law is fulfilled by Jesus, but that none of it is removed, and even more so that grace covers our sin, that is…

The Truth About True Love

There was a time I felt particularly strongly that a talk I was asked to give at an event in University should be about love. I was pretty sure it was God telling me this because I had no reason to think I knew anything about love at all. I was long-term single, pretty sure…

Worth (Part III): Enough For God's Plan

In the first two parts of this series we looked at two important points: It’s all about God: He says you are worthy. He chose you, He knows you, and calls you worthy (that means He already knows everything… everything). But what for? What could God possibly need us for, even if he does seem…

History of Missions Lecture 14: Modern Missionaries

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOTES FOR LECTURES GIVEN AT NEW COLLEGE, BIRMINGHAM. I AM NOT AN EXPERT AND BOOKS WILL BE CREDITED TO SHOW WHERE MY INFORMATION IS COMING FROM. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, COMMENT ON THIS POST AND I WILL TRY MY BEST TO ANSWER. ~*~ Lecture 9 will focus on the a selection on missionaries…