What about Roman Catholicism?

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious denomination in the world with an estimated 1.3 billion followers—more than the number of Protestants (estimated at 800 million to 1 billion). Roman Catholicism has an immense amount of influence and power across the world. The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the one true Church inaugurated by […]

Active and passive singing

Singing is (or should be) an important part of our walk. The words of hymns can help us reflect upon the Word and what we learn on Sunday. Historically, Psalms played a significant role in congregational singing in reminding God’s people throughout the ages of God’s character, to encourage, to rebuke the nation and provide […]

The Christian bubble

2 Timothy 4:3 ESV For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions Matthew 6:33 ESV But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Corinthians 11:18-19 […]

Christian Music: an updated opinion piece

Psalm 96 1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name;     proclaim his salvation day after day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples. 4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be […]

Forgetfulness – part 2: missing the bus

Mention ‘The End Times’ to Christians and you will get one of two reactions: a low groan — ‘here we go again’ or a heated all-night debate. I believe this is a large part of our ‘forgetfulness’ problem with regard to the Return of Christ. To cults like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the end-times are everything; […]

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Forgetfulness – part 1: the return of the King

‘Hiya Josh! Haven’t seen you in a while. How’re you doing?’ said a friendly voice, near at hand. ‘Hello!’ I returned enthusiastically, before turning to give the speaker my full attention to see who it was addressing me. Oh dear… It rang no bells; no names. Yikes, not again! I had not even a faintest […]

Denominations and divisions: a rethink

This post has been an interesting one to write. I started it months ago, raging and being angry at the divisions that have appeared in the church. There are hundreds of different denominations, and this annoyed me. Yet I believe God has shown me something else recently. Jesus had to deal with sectarianism with his […]

Being a balance

I was just chatting to Josh, literally a minute ago and this post came to me. Being a balance!   What do I mean by this? It all relates to me and my role in church. Confused? Well I intend to explain. Being the contemporary Christian When I find myself in a church that is a […]

The number game

Do you ever feel that sometimes church is a number game? I often get the question, ‘How big is your church?’ As if it’s the most important question going. Sometimes I just want to answer ‘Why does it matter?’ or ‘How big is God?’ But it is always asked and one you just have to […]