Did the Archbishop preach the Gospel?

Before the funeral, there was a lot of talk about the fact that 4 billion people would be listening in and the responsibility therefore on the shoulders of the Archbishop of Canterbury to “hot it out of the court” and “smash it” by giving people the Gospel, full barrels. I must admit that I’m a… Continue reading Did the Archbishop preach the Gospel?

Is it possible to know what happens after death?

Remember the social media thread I shared the other day about the supposed lack of curiosity from evangelicals and how we don’t have questions.  Well, the follow on conversation was fascinating. As is often the case, people who insist that there is no place for certainty appear to become very certain about that. Take this… Continue reading Is it possible to know what happens after death?

I am NOT Jesus

John Stevens mentions on his blog a new video game “I am Jesus.” The idea is that the game simulates various events from Jesus life in order that you can get to know the events of his life through experiencing them.  John rightly points out that whilst this may seem like a great idea, the… Continue reading I am NOT Jesus

A lesson in how (not) to communicate

If you watched the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the BBC then you’ll have benefited from a running commentary about what was happening, particularly the symbolism of the giant raging bull.  Live in the stadium (certainly for the dress rehearsals), you would not have had that benefit. Instead, you would have simply seen the amazing… Continue reading A lesson in how (not) to communicate

Why not have a look at First Look with some friends this Autumn?

First Look is a resource available from Faithroots that introduces participants to the life, miracles and message of Jesus over four sessions culminating with his death and resurrection. It’s based on the eye-witness accounts that Luke’s Gospel introduces us to. The four parts are How can we know about Jesus? Who is this man? What… Continue reading Why not have a look at First Look with some friends this Autumn?

Where is heaven?

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We used to sing a song in Sunday School: Somewhere in outer space, God has prepared a place, For those who trust him and obey, Jesus will come again, Although we don’t know when, The Countdown’s getting lower everyday There’s a few things wrong with the song, from the awful forced rhyming through to the… Continue reading Where is heaven?

How can we keep hope in God’s mercy?

It’s not just us Christians that are out and about around the Commonwealth Games stadiums.  There’s a whole range of religions and other campaigns seeking to promote their message – understandably giving the large crowds attending. Today as I headed down towards Perry Barr Stadium to welcome visitors to the Games I saw a large… Continue reading How can we keep hope in God’s mercy?

Who am I? I’m raised up with Christ (Psalm 8)

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The musical Les Miserable starts with a big number focusing on the lead character’s status as a prisoner. He is simply known as a number 24601.  This builds into the question “Who am I?” which will be later answered not just with his prison number but with his name “Who am I? I’m Jean Valjean.” … Continue reading Who am I? I’m raised up with Christ (Psalm 8)