von Ruhland on: Creation Care

“Stopping climate change is not the reason we should be attempting to live more simply in the first place. The point about, say,…travelling by public transport instead of your own private car…is that such actions have their own intrinsic worth. Such green practices express a level of esteem for the world around us and the community we live in.” From a short article in Faithworks magazine (summer 2008) p9. Catherine von Ruhland is the author of Living with the Planet: Making a difference in a time of climate change If…

Read More

Foundations of Grace

Last week, I preached on grace. It’s always challenging, I almost always think I’ve short changed the people and failed to show how great and glorious is His grace to us. Fortunately there’s grace to us preachers too. I think I need to spend much more time unpacking grace and preaching on it in the future. If it is the most important thing, then we should really not just know it but become people of grace. Anyway, any thoughts on what I missed out, did well or not well is…

Read More

Paring down to Essentials

In just a few weeks time, at a time not of our choosing, our first child will arrive into the world. As yet, I still don’t have an office to move into. This has been something of a nuisance. It’s not right that my wife has to put up with the office while being unable to prepare reasonably for the baby, so I’ve packed up as much of my office as possible including the vast majority of books and stuck them in the garage I rent, just around the corner.…

Read More

Joel Edwards on Florida

Joel Edwards, the outgoing general director of the Evangelical Alliance has written a letter in response to the events in Florida. The full text is below and also here at their website. “Dear Colleagues in Christ,I suspect that many of you have watched with interest the recent developments in Lakeland, Florida. Unusual things have been taking place in Todd Bentley’s church, and they now seem to be spreading to other parts of the world, including the UK.I’ve spoken to a number of our members who are overjoyed at what they…

Read More