Through the eyes of a child

9. December 2018
‘…For to us a child is born…’ (Isaiah 9, 6) When the passage from Isaiah which we heard read earlier is discussed, invariably the attention concentrates on the four-fold name…

Total Depravity

21. October 2018
‘…And put him in prison until the day of his death…’ (Jeremiah 52, 11) Total depravity is the first of the so-called ‘five points of Calvinism’ as described at the…

My, my, my Delilah

14. October 2018
‘…The Philistines are upon you, Samson…’ (Judges 16, verse 20) The story of Samson is as well known as any Bible story. He has even become a Hollywood legend courtesy…

It’s a Family Affair

7. October 2018
“Thus, in this oneness Jesus Christ is the Mediator, the Reconciler, between God and humanity. Thus, He comes forward to humanity on behalf of God calling for and awakening faith,…

A Personal God

26. August 2018
‘…Thou hast searched me and known me…’ (Psalm 139, 1) Who am I? This is a question that is so deep, so profound, so unsettling, so challenging that we dare…

The Eternal God

19. August 2018
‘…He has put eternity in man’s mind…’ (Ecclesiastes 3, 11) We are creatures, created beings. As such we exist, we live according to the constraints of the created order; the…

Life Giving God

12. August 2018
‘…I have come that they might have life…’ (John 10, 10) As someone brought up as a ‘Baptist’, thereby wedded to the view that the only legitimate form of baptism…

A Welcoming God

5. August 2018
‘…The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come”…’ (Revelation 22, 17). One of the few criticisms levelled at the great Welsh rugby team of the 1970s was that it was easier…

A Righteous God

29. July 2018
‘…The Righteousness of God is revealed through Faith…’ (Romans 1, 17). Which is more important; to be right, or to put things right? This, in a nutshell sums up the…

A Benevolent God

22. July 2018
‘…According to the riches of God’s glory…’  (Ephesians 3, 16a) As good a description as any of what we understand as ‘benevolence’ – ‘giving for giving’s sake’ – and this…
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