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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…

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…

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…

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.…

P3 - What Is Going on???

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - The Bible

I heard a Christian minister on the radio this morning. He was assuring us that no matter how bad things get, God is there. I imagine many listeners must have asked, why, if God is there, are such evil things going on in the world - from Ebola to  the beheadings of children? Likewise in church I hear prayers to make the world a better place, but the world just seems to go from bad to worse? How do we make sense of it all? As prophesied (Daniel 12), in the last days technology and transportation…

P2 - The Statue

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - The Bible

Once again we meet the ancient prophet Daniel, as a young Jewish captive taken to Babylon by king Nebuchadnezzar, some 600 years B.C.  In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had a frightening dream about a gigantic metal statue of a man. Although the dream terrified him, when he awoke he could not remember it, although remaining seriously disturbed by the experience (Daniel 2:1). To cut a long story short, Nebuchadnezzar called on his wise men to not only interpret the dream but to…

P1 - The End Time

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - The Bible

A major article in the London Daily Telegraph asked by the whole world seems to want to come and live in England. I think the answers are quite obvious – relative peace and prosperity, a generous and humane benefit system, a superb National Health Service, all combined with the fact that so many people around the world now speak English and have access via the internet and satellite to British and America music and TV and want to be where the action is. Why struggle to improve their own countries,…

The Nephilim Mystery

Thursday 12th February 2015 by John - Creation, The Bible

The first mention of the Nephilim giants is in the book of Genesis where we read: Genesis 6:1-2 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. Verse 4 There were giants (Nephilim) on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them.…