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Covid-19. What are the ‘prophets’ saying? [updated]

[This is a much updated version of the article published originally in April, so I am republishing it.] Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and

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Theologians. 2 – Sign, instrument and foretaste (Newbigin)

This is the second of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, some from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise authentic church in 21C post-Christian Britain. This short article

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Theologians. 1 – A disciplined community (Hauerwas)

This is the first of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, including some from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise authentic church in 21C post-Christian Britain. This article

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Biblical Meditation 7 – Forming the habit

‘One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.’ Acts 3:1 Today we conclude our short foray into Biblical meditation with a few hints and tips that we hope will help to cement the habit into your devotional armoury.

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Biblical Meditation 6 – Learning and understanding

‘And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church…’  Matthew 16:18 If today’s task was to meditate on this verse, the collective results of those meditations could vary wildly. Some might come to the conclusion that Peter was the rock on which

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