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A Christian Looks at Islam

Thursday 15th October 2015 by John - The Bible

Several years ago I attended a talk given by the diocesan director of education for my area. I was shocked to hear the highly qualified and ordained speaker assure us that if we would only check out certain theologians, we would realize that Jesus was not the only way to God, despite His claims (John 14:6) – and that Islam offers an alternative path, 'another way up the mountain' to God. But I was even more shocked after the talk, when the audience mingled, to hear fellow members of my congregation…

The Gene Genie

Friday 25th September 2015 by John - Science, Evolution, Darwin

As I headed for the front exit of Salisbury public library, firmly clutching the latest Wallander novel, and looking forward to reading Henning Mankell's latest flight of fiction, wrapped around the realities of life in a Swedish police station, I happened to glance at the 'Recently Returned' table and notice a book entitled 'Creation – The Origin of Life', by Adam Rutherford. Rutherford's book cover was decorated with a schematic of a DNA molecule unzipping and getting ready to replicate.…

The E-Cat coming out of the Bag?

Monday 24th August 2015 by John - Science, History, Creation

With the help of his God-given creative imagination, Albert Einstein somehow discovered that all Matter (every atom and molecule) is actually composed of Energy. As a result, we can agree with Paul's statement that: 'Things which are seen were not made of things which do appear' (Hebrews 11:3). To test his statement, simply turn off the lights one night and you will realize that all objects (unless heated up or set on fire) are actually invisible in the absence of light. In fact, Paul also pointed…

Beating Radicalisation

Saturday 15th August 2015 by John - The Bible, Science, Evolution, Creeds and Comments

In 1854 there was a cholera epidemic in London. The source of the outbreak was traced to Broad Street, where the residents had been cheerfully drinking water from a pump that drew its supply from the adjacent River Thames, a veritable sewer in which floated all manner of rotting offal, human faeces and urine. Dr. John Snow realized what was going on and famously gave his simple solution to the problem: 'Remove the pump handle!' Microbes At that time, just a couple of decades after Louis Pasteur…

The Shepherd

Saturday 1st August 2015 by John - The Bible

ITV introduced a great new programme this week, called Flockstars, in which some celebrities train to herd sheep under the tutelage of experienced shepherds and then have their skills tested by having their small flocks perform various tasks. It reminded me that the shepherd and his flock is one of the most powerful metaphors in the Bible, yet another of those inspired parallels that help us to understand that God's creation is a magical audio-visual learning environment, not the random outcome…

Ways and Means

Wednesday 29th July 2015 by John - Science, Evolution, EvoGenesis, Darwin

The Andrew Marr show recently featured an army general discussing the struggle against Muslim fundamentalists in the Middle East and the need to send in the army, 'boots on the ground', to sort things out. He made the point that technology, such as missiles and drones can only do so much, and then you need those feet and boots on the ground, forces that generals like to play with like pieces on a chess board. He used the phrase 'ways and means' – the chosen 'way' to deal with the Islamist…

A View from the Pew- 1: Living with Prophecy

Thursday 2nd July 2015 by John - The Bible, History

Several years ago I attended a talk given by our local Diocesan Director of Education.The ordained speaker explained how Islam is just 'another way up the mountain' and that if we would study the writings of various Biblical scholars we would realize that Jesus is not the only way to God, despite his claim to the contrary (John 14:6). I must admit that I was shocked to hear a supposedly Christian minister say these things. However, as the audience mingled after the talk, I was even more shocked…

Waking Up!

Wednesday 13th May 2015 by John - Science, Creation

Some years ago I was somehow led to discover that Solomon's famous work The Song of Songs was, and is, in reality a masterclass in the principles of creativity and genius, probably the most commercially valuable document ever written. Sadly, more than twelve years later, I have still not found a publisher or even a literary agent interested in making my discovery known to the world. With the advent of Amazon, I was able to publish the book myself, but soon realized that 'publishing' is more than…

Thinking about Thinking

Sunday 3rd May 2015 by John - History, The Bible

The first four sections of the Song of Songs are designed to get us thinking about our lives, our experiences, our talents and the need to find our purpose or direction in life – not some wild plan to become a billionaire, but a purpose appropriate to our talents that we can pursue with enthusiasm and determination, a role we can perform with excellence for the betterment of society. Most people, we are told, do not really 'think'. They simply become too busy with the daily routine and the…

God's Executive Training Programme

Saturday 11th April 2015 by John - The Bible, Science, Evolution, Darwin

As a Christian person, what is your purpose in life? The apostle Paul tells us that we have a special calling or vocation, saying: 'I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called' (Ephesians 4:1). And Jesus Himself made that vocation a little more specific when He urged his disciples: 'Seek you first the Kingdom of God'. Astonishing as that calling is, very little ever seems to be said about it, at least in church services I attend.…