Cartoon Competition

If you have any ability as a cartoonist, you might like a trip over to SPCK/SSG News where Phil Groom is running a cartoon competition on the cease and desist affair which I blogged on a a day or two ago. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any […]

The Best You Tube Music Video?

I’m in a nostalgic mood tonight as my last post shows. For the last hour or so, I’ve been searching for old (and it has to be said, cheesy) videos on YouTube. The Faces, Donna Summer, TerryDactyl and the Dinosaurs – they don’t make stuff like that any more. But, seriously, did anyone ever make […]

-Bι ka -gwlε

Sorry about the strange title for this post, but I don’t know how to get Kouya characters to appear in WordPress, so you have to put up with capital letters. -Bι ka -gwlε could be translated as “it’s been a long time” or perhaps “auld lang syne”. We are still living at the Wycliffe centre, […]

Partially Developed Random Thoughts on Preaching

Some random thoughts on preaching and listening to preaching…. Throw away your commentaries. I know this sounds heretical, and I do believe in serious Biblical scholarship, but too often sermons seem to be based on the commentaries and not on the text of Scripture. Yes, ok, preachers do need to keep their commentaries for when […]

Software Stuff

This post will be slightly geeky – but only slightly. Firefox 3.0 was released last week. If you haven’t downloaded and installed it then you should. The main thing that the ordinary user will notice is that it shows pages faster than version 2, but there are a number of other advantages in using it […]

Is Christianity the Problem?

The greatest obstacle to the advance of the kingdom of God in most of the West is not secularism, religious pluralism or Islam, but a resurgent Christianity. By this I mean a religion dominated by mega churches, super pastors and political influence. What we are most in need of today is a post – Christianity […]

What is the Bible?

I was doing a short session for one of the ETP translation courses this morning and I had the group think through the question of what the Bible is. After a number of questions and a little prompting they came up with the definition below. I think it’s rather cool. The recorded story of God’s […]

It’s AD 30 All Over Again

Don’t take my word for it but watch this superb talk on the way in which the growth of the world church mirrors the book of Acts. It’s a 45 minute talk by Reggie McNeal and is amazingly funny and even more informative. It makes a very good counterpoint to my earlier posts on World […]

Do not store treasure…

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:18-20) Or in a Bank safety deposit box where […]

The Gospel and Culture

There is a fascinating blog discussion going on between Andrew Jones of Tall Skinny Kiwi and Phil Johnson of Pyromaniacs on the subject of the contextualisation of the Gospel. As is the case with Internet conversations the whole thing becomes a mishmash of links and comments and it’s hard to step into it half way […]