world burning

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 […]

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 […]

LGBT and Christianity

LGBT+ and Christianity: have we got it wrong?

This is a massive subject and not one that I approach lightly, but rather, literally, in fear and trepidation, with a profound sense of its difficulty and sensitivity. It is an issue that needs to be considered by all Christians. We need to clearly define the biblical position. It cannot be handled without touching on […]

Seven things CUs need to learn

As the next academic year starts, Christian Unions up and down the country re-start. CUs are great; a place for students to come together in fellowship, to pray and evangelise in their campus. I was fortunate in having such a welcoming CU when I went to University, and it probably played a role in leading […]