Resurrection impact

The resurrection of Jesus was real, powerful and life changing, you only have to look at his followers! They were a strange bunch, much like you and I. They followed him, served alongside him, they doubted him, they denied him and deserted him, and then.... then they encountered him, not a ghost, not a figment … Continue reading Resurrection impact

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The Ascension – the Forgotten Event

We make a lot of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, but sadly the Ascension takes a back seat. Yet without the Ascension we have an incomplete gospel, and an uncertain hope. In the ascension we see the continuing life and victory of Jesus, without it we would have to assume that he died a second time. … Continue reading The Ascension – the Forgotten Event

The Passion of the Christ

Easter has never been as popular in the world at large as Christmas. People the world over love Christmas, will celebrate it, give gifts, share meals together and go to carol services. Christmas has a more popular message, the birth of a baby, the Saviour. Somehow it warms our hearts, makes us feel better, even … Continue reading The Passion of the Christ

We still need the Good News

It seems that there is an increasing measure of shock at the state of mankind today - I mean we are in the 21st century and we shouldn't be behaving like this after thousands of years of evolution, surely we have improved and become better, more educated, more understanding, more socially aware, more just, etc.? … Continue reading We still need the Good News

War and Peace

War and peace have been the alternating experience of much of human history. Peace, so difficult to gain and maintain, can be lost so quickly and easily. The first world war multiplied outwards from the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian/Hungarian throne by a Yugoslav nationalist, creating a diplomatic crisis … Continue reading War and Peace

Going Liberal Will Not Save

In the evangelical church it's becoming increasingly popular to go 'liberal,' and frequently the reason given is that a greater openness and willingness to 'accept' people no matter what their lifestyle will ultimately enhance the churches standing in the world, make her more attractive and people will come flocking to it - I think of … Continue reading Going Liberal Will Not Save

The Cross Has Said It All

In a world that likes to exalt man and speak of his advances and goodness, the cross doesn't make sense. In a world that likes to say we are all victims but no one's guilty, the cross is a foreign and alien concept. For many it belongs to a bygone era when humanity didn't understand … Continue reading The Cross Has Said It All