God in the Dock (Romans 3:1-8)

Paul has argued that relying on ethnic pride does not work.  Your genes will not save you, nor your knowledge of The Law. We are judged by our actual righteous, the good that we do or don’t do. Therefore Jews and Gentiles alike face judgement day. So, if a Jew cannot claim an exemption, isContinue reading “God in the Dock (Romans 3:1-8)”

Let women learn

Alistair Chalmers has started a series of articles from a complementation perspective on allowing women’s voices to be heard in church. He gives the extreme example (extreme in logic sadly not necessarily in terms of commonality) of women attending women’s conferences and being taught by men on what it means to be a godly motherContinue reading “Let women learn”

No place for excuses or hypocrisy (Romans 2:1-11)

If COVID-19 has highlighted one thing, it is our ability to spot the wrong in others.  We read a newspaper report about crowds on a beach and we notice with disgust that someone has gone to that beach, expecting that they would get to be there and enjoy it for themselves, missing the irony thatContinue reading “No place for excuses or hypocrisy (Romans 2:1-11)”

Served by the Gospel… Serving the Gospel Romans 1:8-15

We started Romans by asking “What is it that believers seeking to serve God in our cities need” and I suggested that we would find the answer in this letter, specifically the need for Grace and Peace. This is now reinforced by the next part of the letter.   A letter from Paul often seemsContinue reading “Served by the Gospel… Serving the Gospel Romans 1:8-15”

Faithroots Live 17th Feb 2021

This Wednesday, once again we have a programme of live events on the Faithroots Urban Facebook page. The aim of the day is to provide teaching, training and encouragement particularly for Those seeking to serve God in urban contexts Those who want to dig deeper but might not be able to access traditional Theological training.Continue reading “Faithroots Live 17th Feb 2021”

The Beginning of the Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)

The story of Creation starts right at the beginning of the Bible. The stage is set, the main characters introduced and we begin to read about who God is and what he is doing in time and space.  In Genesis 1, we are told that God creates the world over a 7 day time frame.Continue reading “The Beginning of the Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)”

Grace and Peace (Romans 1: 1-7)

I have spent the bulk of my life living in three of the UK’s biggest conurbations.  I grew up in West Yorkshire, spent 4 years in London and then we moved to the West Midlands. This has given me a huge concern for the city. I am keen to see churches rooted and established onContinue reading “Grace and Peace (Romans 1: 1-7)”

Faithroots Wednesday

Join us for live teaching, training and encouragement today.  9:00am Morning Prayer with devotions – Lord of Space and Time (Matthew 12:1-13) 2:00pm Gospel Maths (part 2)  Pandemic proofing the church 8:00pm The finale of “Life in the presence of the Living God” as we look at Deuteronomy 33 and 34. All live sessions areContinue reading “Faithroots Wednesday”

Welcome to Faithroots Live Wednesday

This is something new that we’ll be trying each Wednesday.  I’m aiming to include as much live content as possible throughout he day via our Facebook page. The reason for this is that one of my concerns is to help provide training resources for those engaging in urban ministry and particularly for those who mightContinue reading “Welcome to Faithroots Live Wednesday”

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 andContinue reading “Faithroots Live Wednesdays”