With the many conversations I've had with people about Jesus, I have found there to be many objections to faith in Christ. There are common threads, though, that pop up in conversation that seem to arise because of hatred, suffering or denial of facts. I want to cover these three objections to Christ here: 1.…Read more Common objections to Christianity
A while ago, say, 100 years ago, churches knew that their primary goal week in and week out was to exposit God's word and preach from the text what the authors originally intended. For example: JI Packer, one of the greatest theologians of our time, now aged 90, said this: "Underlying the preaching of the…Read more What we used to preach
The Gritty Some of us in church have some crazy ideas - like that we should sit down when singing... or that children's church is wrong, or that baptising babies is ok, or that the doctrine of the election is actually true... But in all of this denominational hoopla (and there is a TONNE of…Read more Differences
Reading ourselves into everything We have a habit, when reading the Bible, to try to be a superhero in the story. Whether it's being David slaying giants, being as faithful as Noah, being as brave as Daniel entering a den of lions, or being as strong as Nehemiah building a "big vision" for his people…Read more The Good Samaritan – why do we get it wrong?