Going Back to God

The actuality of the Gospel call to repentence is very simple to understand, yet it is often only understood simplistically. There's a lot to say about it as a fact, but that fact has several elements to it, so here's the first one, as I make the distinction between do-ing and being. It is the... Continue Reading →

P. T. Forsyth a Man of Faith

See the short video (June 2019) on The Fuel Cast, filmed at Torre Abbey ruins, Torquay. Who was P. T. Forsyth? Peter Taylor Forsyth was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on this day in 1848 to a working-class family, and was educated there through his university years.  Afterwards, he became a Congregationalist minister serving in five successive... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah the Man of Faith

See the short video on The Fuel Cast, filmed at Torre Abbey ruins, Torquay. JEREMIAH Jeremiah is a towering figure in the Old Testament at the time of the 7th and 6th  centuries BC.   In many ways, he is the nearest a man can get to chasing after God’s own heart. A phrase commonly associated... Continue Reading →

Isaac the Man of Faith

See the short video on The Fuel Cast here, filmed at Torre Abbey ruins, Torquay ISAAC Genesis (17), 21-35 (Hebrews 11) Isaac, the miracle son of Abraham and Sarah was named after the seeming joke, that God would provide them a son in their exceedingly old age!   So the OAP’s laughed.  But when Isaac was... Continue Reading →

Barak the Man of Faith

See the short video on The Fuel Cast here, filmed at Torre Abbey ruins, Torquay. BARAK Judges 4 & 5 (1 Sam 12:11 & Heb 11:32)   The story of Barak is intertwined with Deborah, the incredible Judge and Prophetess of pre-Monarchy Israel.     When Hebrews 11:32 names Barak, the author is recalling Judges 4... Continue Reading →

The Flying Spagetti Monster

Guest Post by Dr David Matcham The Risky Leap of Faith into the Unknown One of the common arguments wheeled out against religious belief by those of the scientific positivist mould is that religious belief is opposed to scientific evidence, that, indeed, “faith” is an essentially anti-rational adherence to that which is believed in the... Continue Reading →

Captured by Love

This wonderful "Confession of Faith" can be found here at Michael Hardin's 'Preaching Peace' website. We confess we have been captured by love – the constant source of the universe, Father, Son and Holy Spirit Jesus has captured us for freedom. In his truly human life he was God among us, crucified by us. God... Continue Reading →

Abraham’s Faith?

Whilst considering grace for a sermon, and I just cannot get my head or heart round this exquisite reality in the Christian faith, I came across that old wily character that for too long I have read as some what of a hero.  Yes, at times a scoundrel (who isn't?), but essentially a man of... Continue Reading →

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