A genuine grace saturated culture? Don’t lose the challenge

This is kind of a postscript or P.S following my two articles on Evangelical futures.  There’s a further PPS to come in a few days where I want to talk about the positive aspects of Australian/Sydney Anglican influence on UK Evangelicalism. In this article I want to talk about two linked things that primarily are… Continue reading A genuine grace saturated culture? Don’t lose the challenge

There’s more to reformed evangelicalism than this

Yesterday I shared some reflections in response to an article in Evangelicals Now by Glen Scrivener. There’s much I agreed with in his article, much that resonated. However, one thing I’m not so comfortable with is that in many respects, his description was only of a small part of Evangelicalism.  Indeed, I think that the… Continue reading There’s more to reformed evangelicalism than this

Evangelical Futures – Evangelicals Now (reflections in response to Glen Scrivener)

Evangelicals Now have been running a series of articles from various prominent evangelicals entitled “Evangelical Futures.”  In the most recent article Glen Scrivener shares some of his experience of the conservative Evangelical scene. In the article, Glen reminds us of the book “The Trellis and the Vine” by Payne and Marshall. He suggests that there… Continue reading Evangelical Futures – Evangelicals Now (reflections in response to Glen Scrivener)

The future of Christian magazines

It was something that you used to eagerly look forward to, the day when the latest editions of Evangelicals Now and Christianity Magazine were available in your local Christian bookshop. Nowadays I get my copy through the post and in fact can read most of the content online, often before my print copy arrives. But… Continue reading The future of Christian magazines

Censorship, criticism and editing

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Well, that’s twice in a row now! On two separate occasions I’ve been accused of trying to get someone censored.  The first was when I challenged David Robertson’s  Premier Christianity article about Donald Trump’s twitter account being suspended. The second follows my suggestions for a bit of editing to an article by John Benton for… Continue reading Censorship, criticism and editing

Whatever happened to the local church? A response to John Benton

I hope I can cheer John Benton up a little here. In his latest Evangelicals Now column he asks what has happened to the local church. The answer is that is is alive and kicking. That’s because Jesus is Lord of his church. To be fair, we’ve seen our share of the big city centre… Continue reading Whatever happened to the local church? A response to John Benton

Singing ourselves to death? Really?

I’ve been slow to respond to this one because to be honest, I just wasn’t sure how.  In a recent Evangelicals Now article, Lee Gattis asked “Have we been singing ourselves to death?”  The reason I wasn’t sure how to respond was because, even allowing for the desire to catch attention and provoke a response,… Continue reading Singing ourselves to death? Really?