This notice by the ‘Atheists in Kenya’ group was very gracious to its former secretary Seth Mihiga. Take a look at their press release below, and Seth himself testifying in a Kenyan Church. Pray for him. Wonderful news!!Continue reading “Jesus is Alive And He’s At Large In The World”
A scheme has come to my attention that I fear almost everybody does not know about, and if they did, would be horrified. One of the values of our society is the protection of our personal data, be it medical, financial, etc. In short, our private details are fundamental to our protections and rights in a free democratic society.
I became aware last week that GP surgeries will be automatically transferring our records to a central database for the purposes of “research” open to various unnamed third-parties, with no guarantee that this information about the public (you and me) will be deleted.Continue reading “Step by Step the Frog is Boiled – OPT OUT of this United Kingdom Personal Data Grab!”
Rev’d Dr Edward Dowler offers an excellent theological reflection on the virus and how the Church has and should respond. The full video can be viewed here. The video below is the lecture only followed by a Q&A.
In the preamble, he raises four important points:
- Is the response from Government proportionate?
- Are the measures – lockdowns, distancing, masks – really effective in the ways presented?
- Even if the measures were effective, legislation that locked up healthy people in their homes promoting further health, economic and spiritual damage might never be morally justified.
- The potential for vaccine passports open up new areas of questioning and dissatisfaction.
Dr Dowler’s lecture consists of FIVE key points that need re-framing:
- The human face and mask wearing.
- The song of the Church.
- Theological virtues over against the threat and fear factors used by governement.
- The physical proximity of Christians and the Sacramental life of the Church.
- Our Christian hope in the face of death and a risk averse culture.
Easter Sunday: ‘The Curse and the Crown’
Glory be to Jesus Christ who has rescued us from sin and death.
Today is Easter Day, it is the greatest…..
- Day in world history.
- Fact of world history.
- Benefit of world history…… Jesus was dead but he is alive.
And Christians today are the witnesses that stretch back nearly 2000 years.
But how is it the greatest and most provable thing?Continue reading “The Curse and the Crown”
Here is an article from The Baptist Times by Baptist pastor Ian Stackhouse:
I confess that I have been quite vociferous in my disdain for the government’s persistent use of lockdown as a way of dealing with covid. In my opinion, the ‘collateral damage’ will be significantly greater than anything arising from the virus. I also have serious concerns about the restrictions on worship that we have endured this past year, as well as restrictions on civil liberties in general.
In stating these concerns, I have been accused of various things: recklessness, paranoia, and lack of compassion. But strangely enough the one that has irritated me the most is the charge that I am stuck in the past, unable to realise the enormous opportunities brought about by this crisis. Indeed, someone made a comment to me other day that my desire to regather Millmead in our new sanctuary might yet prove my Achilles heel, simply because the gathering of large congregations in one place is now regarded by cutting edge missiologists as something of an old wineskin.Continue reading “An antidote to a virtue of compliance”
In Memory of the 100th anniversary of the death of P. T. Forsyth this year (2021), I will outline his eleven points in the chapter entitled ‘The Ideal Ministry’ (as printed in The British Congregationalist, 18th October, 1906), in the book Revelation Old and New.
7. The Ideal Ministry: Flexibility of Thought
An Ideal ministry must not only be positive in its gospel, it must be flexible in its thought. It must be capable of preparing a new theology for the old faith. It must learn how to express the old reality in terms of the new age. It must speak the word of God in the language of the time. It must not be “stupidly good.”Continue reading “The Ideal Ministry 7/11”
What a treat – Enjoy!!
Below is a guest post from a friend who has exposed the multiple traits characterised by those who have willingly or unwittingly bought into the ideology of what is now called Wokism. Woke culture is a much used term these days and for good reason. It derives from the neo-Marxist left of the political spectrum and seeks multiple ways of redress in culture and politics by force, coercian and an a-historical approach to the present. This is typified in ‘Cancel Culture’ and the power of ‘Big Tech’ to over-reach and close down chanels and platforms that do not conform to their way of seeing the world.
(a) the “sovereign citizen” trait – an absolutist belief in oneself as a centre of authority that should not be challenged;
(b) the “masquerading as an angel of light” trait – a projected image of “deeds before men” designed to assert that one is ‘the helper’, presupposing the drama triangle of ‘rescuers, victims, and persecutors’;
(c) the ‘poor victim’ trait – a projected image of being the one who has suffered injustice and who should as a result receive attention and respect;Continue reading “Exposing Woke Traits”
In Memory of the 100th anniversary of the death of P. T. Forsyth this year (2021), I will outline his eleven points in the chapter entitled ‘The Ideal Ministry’ (as printed in The British Congregationalist, 18th October, 1906), in the book Revelation Old and New.Continue reading “The Ideal Ministry 6/11 (pt. 2)”
In Memory of the 100th anniversary of the death of P. T. Forsyth this year (2021), I will outline his eleven points in the chapter entitled ‘The Ideal Ministry’ (as printed in The British Congregationalist, 18th October, 1906), in the book Revelation Old and New.Continue reading “The Ideal Ministry 6/11 (pt. 1)”