• This is not a Daniel moment

    This is not a Daniel moment

    The first thing that we need to do is understand what is actually happening. I don’t mean that we need to understand the science (I’m not convinced that even the scientists are 100% there yet). What we need to understand is where we stand, so that we know how to walk. Despite the deep disappointment… Continue reading

  • Of Houses and Tents

    “I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever.” 1 Chronicles 17:14 When David found his rest, in his own house, in the City of David, Jerusalem, he realised that the same was not true for the Ark of the Covenant, the place where the… Continue reading

  • Light from Life

    In John’s Gospel we get a very different take on the Christmas story. Gone are the historical hooks: the census, the trip to Bethlehem, the wise men and the shepherds. Gone is the picture of Joseph and Mary in the stable. Instead, we are given a broader perspective on proceedings. First of all, we are… Continue reading

  • Four Threads

    No, it’s not the name of a Two Ronnies sketch, but the title of a sermon I preached a couple of months ago at Cuckfield Baptist Church. Particularly for those who are new to the Bible, it can be difficult to understand context, or to see how all the different bits are a whole. This… Continue reading

  • What to do with the coming year…

    There’s a gap in our history of the apostle Paul. In Galatians 1:17 Paul himself alludes to it, but gives no more detail than the fact that he went to Arabia for a while. I don’t often speculate, but in this case I think I have fairly firm ground. Paul was steeped in the law.… Continue reading