OPINION: The Church’s Dilemma

The church is currently facing a dilemma: What is its purpose in the twenty-first-century? Now of course from a theological perspective, that’s not a difficult question to answer. After all, the biblical construct for a church is that it should be God centred, that it...

DEVOTION: Leadership in the Church

1 Peter 5:1-4 It’s always helpful to get what it means to be a leader in the church into perspective. So today, some words from Peter. But instead of the term “elders”, let’s substitute “church leaders.” Because when Peter says that role of a leader is to be a...

UPDATE: Exile and Restoration, etc.

Exile and Restoration The first draft of Part 4 of the series A Twenty-First-Century Bible is now complete, and is ready to undergo its series of reviews. However, as this has been achieved a month or so ahead of schedule, the book has been put aside, whilst the A-Z...

DEVOTION: Growing with God

Philippians 1:3-11 Is it possible to retire from the Christian faith? Can you get to a point where you know that you know enough? Can you even get to a stage where participation in the life of the church is no longer necessary? Now the reason that I ask that, is...

DEVOTION: Unity in Diversity

Romans 12:1-21 Getting any group of people to agree on a particular idea or action is not always an easy thing to do. People come from different backgrounds, have different likes, different priorities, etc. So getting any group to agree on something can be a major...

CHILDREN’S STORY: 11 of 1 (Chapter 2)

A few weeks later, I was outside, in the back garden, sitting around the pool, and I must have been daydreaming. Then all of a sudden 3 of 1 was there and handing me a Bible. But this time as I took it, I said to him. ‘You know that I don’t believe.’ ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘So,...

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