Mark 13:30 has provoked plenty of debate. What does Jesus mean when he says that “This generation will not pass away?” It appears at first sight that he has been asked about when the world will end and he’s answered that “this generation”, those standing in front of him will be alive to see the… Continue reading The Generation that will not pass away
Do you remember where you were when the Berlin Wall came down or when those aircraft flew into the Twin Towers? Perhaps some readers will be a little too young to remember those events but all of us well remember the day when lockdown was announced in response to the global pandemic. In each of… Continue reading How do you respond when your world is ending?
Over the past couple of weeks as we’ve seen Russian tanks and troops role into Ukraine and the awful spectre of nuclear conflict has been threatened against the West, I’ve written a bit about how we handled apocalyptic literature and questions about the end times. I thought it might be helpful to share an example… Continue reading Signs of the Times (Mark 13) – Preaching in a crisis
One of the things people are most afraid of concerning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the potential for this to be escalated into a conflict between world powers with NATO sucked in and then the possibility of nuclear weapons being unleashed. Over the weekend, Vladimir Putin escalated the language on this. First, he warned that… Continue reading The end of The World is not in Putin’s hands
Some people have been asking over the past few days whether the conflict we are seeing in Ukraine is an end times battle, one of the events that will signal the end of the world. There are understandable reasons for the question to be asked. First, the conflict involves one of the main nuclear powers… Continue reading What if this is the end of days?
I recently wrote about whether the book of Revelation and other apocalyptic literature (Daniel, Matthew 24) etc predict current events that we are seeing now. I guess my answer was “yes and no.” No, in the sense most people understand the prophecy to be working. We are not meant to find chapters in the Bible… Continue reading The end of a world
In this week’s podcast, we look at the way we can pastor our congregations during times of crisis. Includes a look at Matthew 24
Throughout my life time I’ve been able to guarantee that particular events such as natural disasters, public immorality, secular hostility and particularly strife in the middle east will be picked up by people as evidence that we are in the last days and that the prophecies in Daniel, Revelation and Matthew 24 are now being… Continue reading Is Revelation being fulfilled in our time?
I’ve written previously about the challenges with responding to conspiracy theories in relation to COVID19. I was recently asked how I would encourage church leaders to respond when those conspiracy theories are being pushed by people within the church with a view to shaping the church agenda. My response is as follows. First of all… Continue reading When people are trying to influence church direction with conspiracy theories
What if someone with a lot of wealth, tech no and power, maybe someone with a name like Gill Bates was able to get a vaccine into you that changed your DNA? What if the authorities insisted we had a digital passport to prove we had been vaccinated or tested. Isn’t that like the mark… Continue reading Beasts, Dragons and a COVID vaccine passport