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Saints in sticky situations. 2 – To send or not to send?

‘Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.  Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.’ Jeremiah 29: 5-6 Jeremiah was

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Theologians. 3 – Being church in crisis (Bonhoeffer)

This is the third 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. In this short

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Covid-19. Hidden agenda & conspiracy theories

Following comments in the article, ‘Covid-19. What are the ‘prophets’ saying?‘, here are some further reflections on ‘hidden agenda and conspiracy theories’. As I pointed out in that article, allegations, theories and ‘exposés’ of conspiracies are by no means an exclusively Christian phenomenon. But Christian commentators and ‘prophets’ are among

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Covid-19. ‘For all who are in authority’.

  Jesus Christ….  has made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father (Revelation 1:5-6) Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and

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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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