Thursday, 7 November 2019

"What sacrifice?" or "What a sacrifice!"


I had an interesting conversation recently with an atheist (Robert) which was wide-ranging and led into many areas that I might write about later, but I want to focus now on one area – the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Why doing good is no good and not good


It is the common teaching of so many religions, as well as being the common-sense notion most people have – the way of salvation is by being good. Although this is widely held, sincerely believed and often preached, it’s not biblically based. The Bible stands apart from every other message and says that salvation is not by good works. In fact, the Bible teaches that if you seek salvation by good works you will get neither.

To help you understand what I mean, I will tell you about a conversation I recently had with a very religious man (Alan).

Monday, 2 September 2019

Thinking about thinking


I had a very enjoyable conversation recently with a man who told me he didn’t believe in God. The reason he gave for his view was that he didn’t think there was any reason to believe in God.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Court is in session


A lot of the best dramas are set in a courtroom. The biggest courtroom drama wasn’t written by John Grisham but by God Himself in the Bible.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A matter of taste or a matter of fact?


I had an interesting conversation recently with a very friendly lady who introduced herself to me as a Pagan / Wiccan, with a bit of Mormon thrown in.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

But what about...?


It is one of the most common responses to the evidence for the miracles of Jesus in general and His resurrection in particular – “What about all the miracles reported in other religions?” As if believing in the miracles reported in the Gospels binds the Christian by the cords of consistency to believe in all reported miracles.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Simple, not easy


It was Monday morning and a friend asked me if I had been preaching the night before. I told him I had, and he asked me what I was speaking about, so I told him I had been speaking about the words of Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved”. He replied, “If it was that easy then everyone would do it.” I told him it wasn’t easy at all.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019