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15 Tips on Blogging from John Newton

  I love this title which obviously means that I have unashamedly robbed it, in this case from Desiring God. These 15 tips are lessons taken from the way Newton wrote in his letters and they include: 2. Bloggers should write to edify, therefore it is preferable...

Melvyn Bragg on Richard Dawkins

Saw this linked by a dear friend last week and thought it was interesting for two reasons. 1. Bragg doesn’t appear to belong to any camp and is broadly regarded as an impartial observer. (OK, I know . . . !) 2. It gives a refreshing perspective of where the...

Six questions to ask atheists.

If you can get into serious conversation with atheists, these six questions from RZIM are still some of the most compelling that require further explanation. As far as I am concerned there are just two explanations for the world and the universe as we know it.  Only...

Bob Roberts at 300 Leaders, March 2012

I have been waiting a couple of weeks for this to come up on line since I went up to 300 Leaders with my good friend Jonathan McClelland.  It was a superb day on Apostolic, Prophetic Mission with Dave Devenish and Mike Betts and as usual, we were outragously blessed...

Does the New NIV Translation really suck that badly?

OK, so this post has sat in editing since July last year when I saw the above question on a dear friend’s blog recently.  I answered a brief ‘Yes’ but on reflection, I thought I ought to expand on my answer a little. In 2010, Zondervan announced...

‘Let Jesus make you miserable!’

A couple of weeks ago, I recieved a ‘hearty’ invitation through the door, printed in black 11 point text on an A6 piece of cream paper. The occession for such oppulent extravegance you wonder? It was to attend a series of ‘Christian Meetings’...