John, Genesis and the Absence of Christmas

Today, I was struck (again) by the way in which the opening verses of John's Gospel reflect the start of Genesis. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in … Continue reading John, Genesis and the Absence of Christmas

The Simple Gospel Isn’t So Simple!

John3:16 is considered by many people to sum up the whole Christian message in a clear and concise form. It certainly is a very rich verse, but it is far from simple. In an absolutely excellent series of 14 short articles, Hart Wiens of the Canadian Bible Society draws out some of the complexities which … Continue reading The Simple Gospel Isn’t So Simple!