Let’s talk honestly about pornography

Pornography has been with us a very long time. Since people first started scrawling pictures on cave walls, there have been words and images designed to offer an easy physical climax. Now the internet age has made the most explicit content available at the merest click of a button or swipe of a finger. However, […]

Making sense of the war in Ukraine

Words can’t do justice to the horrors of the war in Ukraine. Seeing the carnage and devastation play out in real-time on the news and on social media can’t fail to cause even the stiffest upper lip to quiver. We can’t avoid it, we don’t really want to… Large-scale war on the European continent in […]

Christian celebrity culture

What is wrong with celebrity Christianity?

The Israelites were fed up. They wanted a king to lead them and fight their battles. They were bored of living in a theocracy. They wanted a celebrity leader to look up to, a body to see and idolise. They wanted to be like the other nations. The tragic reality was they were bored of […]

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Assisted suicide, anti-vaxxers, Insulate Britain, fuel and energy crises

In the news this week: Assisted suicide, Covid-19, anti-vaxxers, Insulate Britain, climate change, fuel and energy crises. We can be forgiven for sometimes feeling that the world is going to pot… but what do all the above have in common? Our God is (capital S) Sovereign over all of them. Tune in to our latest podcast to hear some […]

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 […]

Recommended songwriters and hymns from the twenty-first century

I have often talked about the issues of church music; in fact, some may think it is the only thing I can talk about!  The debate in the church should never be old versus new, contemporary against tradition, but rather about what honours the Lord.  Thus, although we like traditional hymns, we also are really […]

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 […]

climate change

What about Climate Change?

The Netflix documentary ‘Our Planet’, has helped re-energise another generation of climate change warriors. Along with the formation of Extinction Rebellion and the prolific use of social media, it’s not surprising that “single-use” was the most popular word of 2018 . But how should Christians respond to the climate change debate?  It saddens me having […]

A God’s-eye-view on mental health

I’m not going to sugar-coat the situation. I am diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Although I only sought medical attention early this year, I have suffered with these conditions for many years now. Now, I realise that having these conditions does not imbue me with a blanket-ability to discuss every case of mental health – because […]