As a final post for 2022 (Happy New Year btw), when Christianity seems on the ropes, and the Church seems up a certain creek, and the paddle is nowhere to be seen, it seems that appearances can be deceptive. Glen Scrivener has written a marvellous little book called 'The Air We Breathe' published by The... Continue Reading →
Violence in the Bible: What’s your problem?
Jon Stannard and Jeff Jacobson speak with Dr. Helen Paynter. Helen is a tutor at Bristol Baptist College, director of Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence and an author. In 2019 she wrote God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today?, which explores the theme of violence in the Old Testament. Buy her... Continue Reading →
Visit Coventry because I was born there!
Every human being is born with such a narrow view of the world and we all have to learn to broaden our horizon. This is equally true for people when they become Christians. A Christian is a person-becoming-an-adult, a "child of God" with 'L-Plates' front and back. We are serially myopic in our vision of... Continue Reading →
Importance of Reading
I really love books! In fact, I have had to fight the difference between loving books and actually reading them! Even writing this on my blog is a kind of confession in the hope that I can love books for the right reason. As a pastor of a church, an aspiring theologian and a preacher-in-training,... Continue Reading →
Don’t Despise Old Books
Of course not all old books are worth reading, but to never read a quality old book is to miss something of incalculable worth. C. S. Lewis put it like this: "There is a strange idea aboard that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that that the... Continue Reading →