Month: November 2018

  • Liberals and Conservatives

    Liberals and Conservatives

    Mankind just loves to put people into categories. Once we do that we can then begin to take a position.  Once we take a position, the other position is wrong. We love to fight and argue and we need positions to argue from. There are many ways of creating categories but one of the most […]

  • He who believes in Me

    He who believes in Me

    “If anyone thirsts let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me in the way Scripture says, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” These are the words of Jesus quoted in  John 7:37, 38. I love the way the Old Testament foreshadows this in unexpected ways: The […]

  • What is the Church?

    What is the Church?

    A couple of people close to me recently asked me a question which seemed to betray a misunderstanding of church. The question was: “Why do people get hurt going to church?” The implication was that if the church is part of the Body of Christ how could God’s body do anyone any harm? I think […]

  • Mere Christianity

    Mere Christianity

    C.S. Lewis was asked by the BBC to give a series of talks on the radio during the second world war called “Mere Christianity”.  These were later expanded into a book which is one of the best summaries of Christianity out there. One of the most famous passages from this book is the following statement […]

  • Frontispiece

    Frontispiece

    In Millennium the author combines deep biblical study with an active imagination to create an account of what life might be like for those living on the earth during the predicted 1000 years of Christ’s rule on earth. In his account the millennium reign of Christ starts on a “possible” date of 2037 shortly after the […]

  • Faith and Waiting

    Faith and Waiting

    There is a pattern of God’s working with men that seems almost like He is teasing us, but the aim is to test and show our faith, remove idolatry and make us more dependent on Him. When Abraham was told at the age of 75 that his descendants would be like the stars of heaven […]

  • Condescension

    Condescension

    2047 AD.  One of the great things about being an immortal is that you didn’t have to go around with a security contingent everywhere you went.  That and the ability to conceal yourself meant you could turn up unannounced, and if you wanted, unnoticed at any venue. Martin wanted to call up on an old acquaintance […]