Singing of salvation In contemporary worship, we’re very used to singing about the cross. It’s no surprise that of the Top 100 songs sung in churches today, many of them feature or focus on the cross as God’s work of salvation for us. ‘In Christ Alone’, ‘Cornerstone’, ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘What A Beautiful Name’, … More ‘Crucified with Christ’ – what the cross meant for Paul (Galatians 2:20)
To anyone who suspects me of jumping on the bandwagon of ‘virtual choir videos’ (which I think might become the single greatest cultural endowment the pandemic season has given the world) – to them I say, too right. What else was I supposed to do with so much time on my hands? Ha. In fact, … More New Music Video Released for ‘Nothing But The Blood of Jesus’
Here’s a little taster of what’s coming up on the new album I’m making (which you can support right now through Kickstarter – until 21 September 2018). I enjoyed writing this song and filming the video – I hope you enjoy watching it!
While I’m currently reading 12 Rules for Life by the internet’s current favourite controversial intellectual, Jordan B. Peterson, I thought I’d share my (perhaps rather less weighty) 6 rules for life: Only drink coffee between the hours of 9am and 1pm. Tea may be drunk between 6am and 9am, and again between 1pm and 6pm. Colds are … More My 6 rules for life
I don’t remember when I stopped believing in Santa Claus. In fact, I don’t remember when I ever believed. I think if I did, the penny had already dropped by the time I was maybe 7 years old and my Grandad came beaming into the room one Yuletide wearing a red dressing gown stuffed with … More The Santa Myth
I have been interested in Christian pacifism for quite some time. Jumped on board when I first heard about it, actually. The idea that Christians should be committed to a non-violent way of life because Jesus was non-violent was, and still is, a no-brainer. I suppose what I mean is that I was already a … More Pacifism…s
And Jesus said to them, “…whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one…” They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” (Luke 22:35-38) If Jesus’ affirmation that two swords were enough was meant to be a call to armed resistance now for the … More On Luke 22:35-38 and armed resistance
I’ve just finished listening to the latest edition of Unbelievable, on the above subject. Representing the ‘Yes’ campaign, Joseph Cummings. ‘No’, Nabeel Qureshi. This was definitely one of the best recent episodes; the dialogue was respectful and enjoyable. The conversation hovered around the issue of what we would say about Judaism for longer than I liked. (The … More Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
I think John has something to say into a couple of contemporary debates that are going on in theological circles. (As in John the Beloved, aka author of the Fourth Gospel, 1-3 John and purportedly the book of Revelation. Though he’s probably not the son of thunder according to Richard Bauckham, but that will have to wait for another … More The Atonement Theory Debate and 1 John
“Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, or His son’s name? Surely you know!” This was the tantalising, prophetic musing of a man called Agur (Proverbs 30:4). … More YHWH and Yeshua