What is the most important event in the Christian calendar? There are four major events in the Christian calendar: Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost. We are all familiar with Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, but the Ascension is another question. Christmas we get, Easter we get, and Pentecost we get, but the Ascension? Is that just for … Continue reading The forgotten event
Today it's commonplace - I'm sure there has always been a measure of it, but today it seems to be accepted practice, the manufacturing and communicating of fake news - the distortion and twisting of things to serve a particular agenda; and the demonising of those who hold opposing ideas - the discrediting and belittling … Continue reading Fake news and demonising
The image of God in humanity is an essential part of the gospel - especially in a world that wants to reduce the level of human life to that of an evolved form of animal existence. The gospel must have a high doctrine of man. It must know who man is/was created to be. It … Continue reading The Image of God and the Gospel
Frequently on popular media the impression is given that the life of humans is exactly the same as that of the animal world and therefore we are just another kind of animal, just more evolved, but essentially the same. Scripture says otherwise. When we read the creation account in Genesis not only is there a … Continue reading A Different Kind of Life
Coincidence or Created? Who am I? Who are we? What am I doing here? What are we doing here? They are the big questions of life. Important questions. Questions that need an answer, and the answer we give to them will impact the lives that we live. It’s seen in our desire for significance, self-worth, … Continue reading Who am I – coincidence or created?
In the last few days we have been captivated by the arrival of the Rosetta space craft at, and the landing of the Philae Lander on, the comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasminko after travelling for 10 years across 300 million miles of space - amazing! Staggering! No wonder there was such jubilation, all that investment and work done … Continue reading Rosetta and Clues to Life on Earth
Sitting out in the garden this evening Pam and I sat and listened to the bird-song. It seems there's more of it this year both in the mornings and in the evenings, and my how they sing. You look at a bird and really some of them there's not much to them at all, a … Continue reading God’s Sweet Singers