The wisdom literature, including both Psalms and Proverbs provides reflection and meditation on the Law, helping us to think through God’s commands and apply them to our circumstances. You may notice, as you read through them that there seems to be a heavy focus on two commands “Honour your parents” and “Do not commit adultery.” … Continue reading Why does Proverbs focus so much on two commands “honour your parents” and “Do not commit adultery”?
Euthanasia and the real choice: A culture of life or a culture of death?
The other day, I wrote about concerning proposals coming out of Canada which could have profound and disturbing consequences. The proposal is that medically assisted dying (euthanasia) should be made available for those with disabilities and for children, even under 1 year old. The purpose for this is said to be that this would enable… Continue reading Euthanasia and the real choice: A culture of life or a culture of death?
One of the resource sets I’m building up on Faithroots is a set of teaching guides on books of the Bible. These have started life as resources for lay preachers in our church. The idea is that they are there to help people who might not be able to access a lot if commentaries. They… Continue reading Teaching Resources
One of my favourite Old Testament books is Deuteronomy. Towards the end of our time at Bearwood I had the opportunity to teach through the book with the team. Here’s the initial guide to teaching the book with a focus on the first 11 chapters and some example talks. I’m hoping to update this to… Continue reading Remember
Which five Bible books have drawn you closer to Christ and encouraged you on in faith the most?
Ray Ortlund asked this question on Twitter the other day. We of course know that All Scripture is God breathed but I agree with Ray that in our experience most of us will find that there are specific books of the Bible that have particularly stood out for us and ones which we find ourselves… Continue reading Which five Bible books have drawn you closer to Christ and encouraged you on in faith the most?
Creation and Biblical Theology
The first few chapters of Genesis are setting up the rest of the book. So, just as a film or novel will return to key places and characters and just as a particularly melody will keep appearing in a musical, so too, we can look forward to the themes we discover in these first few… Continue reading Creation and Biblical Theology
Honey From the Rock
I was a late comer to the mixing of sweet and savoury. I could not wrap my head around the idea of adding bacon to a delicious plate of pancakes and syrup. As for salted caramel, that sounded just plain wrong. However I must concede that it really works. The salt offsets the sugar so… Continue reading Honey From the Rock
Faithroots Live Wednesdays
After a Christmas/New Year break we’ll be back on Wednesday for Faithroots Live. One f my aims has been to provide teaching and training online, particularly but not exclusively with those called to urban contexts in mind. So, with a little bit of free time on my hand as we await our next posting and… Continue reading Faithroots Live Wednesdays
Handover (Deuteronomy 31)
These last few weeks have been slightly peculiar for me. Anyone who has come to the end of an employment position or even voluntary role will be familiar with this. I remain employed at the Chapel until the end of the year and part of the eldership. There are lots of things that are happening… Continue reading Handover (Deuteronomy 31)
Choose Life (Deuteronomy 30)
There’s a young man, he has travelled far from home. He has had a great time but now he has spent up and is bankrupt. A famine hits. He gets a job but it still isn’t paying the bills and so he goes hungry. There’s a sheep out on the hillside. It had been wandering… Continue reading Choose Life (Deuteronomy 30)