Pride, Police and Preaching

Cornwall Pride is cancelled. Wonderful news? Josh Williamson the Australian Baptist pastor in Newquay thought so. In fact, he tweeted those exact words on the Cornwall Live FB page. The resultant fuss, including threats of vandalism and deportation, has been covered, but I want to ask what lessons we can learn from this fuss. So,Continue reading “Pride, Police and Preaching”

Remember the Mayflower

The summer of 1620 saw months of frustrating delays to the sailing of the Mayflower, but as they finally set sail from Plymouth on 16th September, the pilgrims on board looked hopefully to their destination. 2020 marks 400 years since that famous journey. The Story Many of those who sailed on the Mayflower hailed fromContinue reading “Remember the Mayflower”

The American Political Party System

In an election year, Christian citizens are confronted with choosing between candidates the two major political parties put before them. While some voters have enduring loyalties to one party or the other, voting consistently along partisan lines from one election to the next, it seems increasing numbers are dissatisfied with the options, wishing they couldContinue reading “The American Political Party System”

Dolly Parton Tops Christian Charts

(This is one you need to hear) She might now be 74, but that has not slowed Dolly Parton, with her new song, “There Was Jesus”, going to number one. A known Country music star, Parton collaborated with Zach Williams, who also wrote the song. This is Parton’s first number on the Christian charts. “HavingContinue reading “Dolly Parton Tops Christian Charts”

California Church Baptizes 1,000

A California church has taken the term ‘the church without walls’ literally, seeing almost 1,000 people baptized last Sunday. Calvary Chapel Church in Chino Hills, pastored by Jack Hibbs, held an outdoor baptism service last Sunday According to CBN News, Church Director Gina Gleason said, “California may be experiencing a spiritual revival. It’s remarkable andContinue reading “California Church Baptizes 1,000”

Lost Bibles Are Recovered

An ambitious new digitisation project is set to make the Bible more accessible than ever for hundreds of minority language groups. MissionAssist, Bible Society and Wycliffe Bible Translators are seeking an army of volunteer translators to help with the huge task of bringing these ‘lost’ Bibles into the digital realm. The Bible Digitisation Project aimsContinue reading “Lost Bibles Are Recovered”

What Do You Love Most About God?

In a sense, to answer this question authentically, I probably ought not spend any great time theologizing, studying, doing exegesis, or assessing God’s attributes. I ought to simply blurt out — just blurt out — what I feel about God, what I really treasure about him and value and admire. Wouldn’t that be the mostContinue reading “What Do You Love Most About God?”

When Your Mother Grows Old

Listen to your father who gave you life,and do not despise your mother when she is old. (Proverbs 23:22) If you are considered “young,” I am considered “older.” I’m a grandma seven times over already. Last week, my 6-year-old granddaughter and I were jumping on the trampoline when she stopped, examined my feet and hands,Continue reading “When Your Mother Grows Old”