A Fact and A Hypothesis

I believe that the British church now concentrates on sending missionaries to places which have been reached by the Gospel, rather than to places where there are very few Christians....

The Olympic Lie

The utopian optimism of being able to achieve anything as long as we work hard enough has to give way to a realistic assessment of ourselves as fallen creatures....

Brexit and World Mission

God's mission is a massive, complex and multinational phenomenon and we can only begin to understand it if we look at it from a standpoint that transcends our national or regional context. ...

The Strangest Verse in the Bible?

The Romans were quite used to the idea of making peace by shedding blood on the cross - they did it all the time. Only, their idea wasn't to reconcile people, but to exterminate anyone who threatened ...

God is Bigger than That

We love to sing about how big and powerful God is, but when it comes to practical issues we, all too often, limit God's ability to do things. We make ourselves, our choices and our abilities the centr...

He Isn’t A Tame Lion

The pastel-tinted, self-affirming spirituality of Facebook Christianity is of no comfort to those who suffer violence and threat. ...

Fifty Shades of Grey

We must be faithful witnesses to Jesus and that means that we don't spice up our language in a way to make things seem more attractive than they are in reality. ...

In Defence of the Media

All newspapers and media concentrate on issues which have local relevance; that's how it works. But we have the ability to break out of our locality and read the world's press. But it's easier just to...