Tag Archives: church

Submitting to one another – church membership

I was probably put on the members roll of my childhood church after I was baptised, but the only other church I became a member was the one I went to during university. I'm speaking as a baptist though, as ...

Church Gate

Impossible Church

A number of the comments on Rachel Held Evan's latest posts about leaving and returning to the Church were a little disheartening, and have certainly got me thinking about all sorts of things. I both empathise and react to a ...

Unity

Jesus on Unity & the World

It was interesting to look at John 17 in our small group last night, having been vaguely following some of the discussion surrounding ++ Rowan Williams and his successor-to-be. My interest in that debate is not vested, though I have many ...

New Song (draft): You are the holy one [mic test]

I wrote the lyrics to this one months ago, and recently rewrote the music. Seemed like a good candidate for testing out my new mic. For recording I used my Zoom H4 as the I/O ASIO device and Sonar LE. I ...

In praise of powerpoint: helping non-native speakers follow a sermon

When people ask me if I'm fluent in German, I hesitate; I can speak it, I can work in it, and can follow most of the conversation around the table in the canteen, but I do make up most of ...

Mark Driscoll strikes again: “cowards in the British church”

Oh dear. I've just spent the last few days defending Mark Driscoll (well, his new book at least) from the unfair distortions some are perpetuating, and then he just has to go and say something really misguided like this: Let’s just ...

When Christians Disagree – Great series from Hugh Palmer

This three-part series from Hugh Palmer entitled When Christians Disagree is just great, and should be mandatory listening. Don't argue, just listen to it. Hugh looks at the different kinds of disagreements Christians can have - the differing levels of importance ...

Advent: Angels from the Realms of Glory (HT @ZacHicks )

It's the first Sunday in Advent, which means Christmas is not too far away (and the  Weihnachtsmarkt and it's delicacies is here!). Anyway, seems like a good time to highlight a rocking new arrangement of the old carol "Angels from the realms of ...

Wurmbrand: Atheism can be the passage from false religion to spiritual truth.

I'm currently reading The Answer to the Atheist's Handbook by the late Richard Wurmbrand, who was a Romanian pastor (I understand he was formerly a Jewish atheist?) imprisoned under the communist regime, and who went on to found The Voice ...

Does the Archbishop of the Canterbury think @hemantmehta is cool?

Is Atheism cool? The Archbishop of Canterbury seems to think so. The Friendly Atheist is not so sure. Hemant Mehta has responded to Rowan Williams in a recent piece at the Washington Post, but I can't help but think that Hemant has ...