Monthly Archives: September 2016

Book Review: Sacrifice

Sacrifice – Costly grace and glorious privilege by Simon Guillebaud My rating: 3 of 5 stars This short book is a simple call to give everything to follow Jesus because Jesus gave everything for you. It takes just one verse (Romans 12:1) and breaks it

How the BBC is normalizing transgenderism

I’ve written previously on the remarkable rise & progress of transgender rights. What took gays and lesbians decades to achieve is being won in years for trans folks. It’s clearly the next thing in the progressive agenda which is why I occasionally write about it. As

The Spirit bears witness

I’ve recently been reading the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith and the first part deals with our understanding of the Holy Scriptures. It says, We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the church of God to an high and reverent esteem of the

Overcoming hindrances in your prayer life

In the middle of Greg Haslam’s big book on preaching is a section by Terry Virgo on the preacher giving themselves to the word and to prayer. Terry writes, Since prayer surrounding our ministry in the Word is so vital, we need regularly to examine whether

Relational Mission: The prayers of many

In the fourth chapter Mike brings a neglected subject into focus: corporate prayer in the church. Prayer in churches is often solely focused on the prayer life of an individual rather than the prayer life of the church. Drawing inspiration from Jonathan Edwards’ A call to united

Spurgeon on revivals and charismata

When revival happens there are usually strange occurences which unsettle believers and cast doubt in their mind. People falling over, shrieking, amongst stories of wonderful conversions. It’s not a new problem. Here is Spurgeon reflecting on the revival that was happening in Belfast at that