Politics, the Pulpit and People

It is often said that sex and politics should be taboo topics in the church, so should politics be off-limits for preachers? Politics is commonly defined as ‘the activities associated with the governance of a country or province’. If this is how we understand ‘politics’, then of course all Christians should be interested and

The Book and the Books

The book of Revelation starts with a depiction of God the Father, sitting on His throne with a book (scroll) in His hands, and it ends with Him opening a set of books. We are drawing very near to the end of the Revelation Revisited series and so before I explain the significance of

Some truly Good News

Why do bad things happen to good people? Shouldn’t God be stopping them? I preached on this topic in a sermon titled ‘In the World, trials and sorrows; In Jesus, peace’ when I realised that I had been asked this question more times than I can remember and yet my response has always been

That Meddlesome Millennium

Millennium is a word that has caused more confusion than possibly any other word in the Bible, but it isn’t actually in the Bible. Revelation 20:3 refers to a 1,000-year reign of Christ. The Greek word used for 1,000 is ‘chilia’ but in 405AD Jerome  compiled the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible and

Brexit and the Beast

Just days ago the United Kingdom voted to opt out of the European Union and already people are blogging, tweeting, and writing articles on how Brexit might lead to the ten-headed beast of Revelation… give me a break! Here is an example from ‘The Trumpet’ in an article titled ‘Bible Prophecy Foretold a Brexit!’:

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