Sharing the Gospel in a Secular Age

Why is sharing the gospel different in today’s secular world, and how should we go about it?  Russell Moore, Tim Keller and Collin Hansen consider these questions in a recent roundtable discussion for The Gospel Coalition.

Spotlight #1

Spotlight is our monthly focus on prayer.  This month we’re looking at Open Doors as it hosts its annual Day of Prayer for the persecuted church on 19 November.  Why not take some time to pray through some of these issues with your church? For more information, see https://www.opendoorsuk.org/act/international-day-prayer/   

The Trouble with Gossip

Our ‘Kingdom Calling’ series looks at a particular aspect of Christian discipleship to help us grow in our faith.  Today we’re tackling the issue of gossip. Why does gossip feel so good?  John Piper looks at how this sin can both destroy relationships and damage ourselves.

Top Seven – November 2017

Seven of the best articles I’ve come across in the last month: Bruce Ashford – ‘How America Lost Its Mind’ – The Gospel Coalition. An excellent review of Kurt Anderson’s controversial new book, Fantasyland. — Melanie Phillips – ‘The Vanishing Conservative Party’ – MelaniePhillips.com. Melanie Phillips argues that there is much more to the Conservative Party’s failings than a…

Review of “5 Things to Pray for Your World”

Prayer can be difficult at the best of times.  But praying for the entire world can seem especially daunting.  This is the theme that Rachel Jones addresses in her latest book, “5 Things to Pray for Your World.” Helpfully, we find that we don’t have to pray for the entire world all at once. Each…

Top Seven – October 2017

Seven of the best articles I’ve come across in the last month: Theodore Dalrymple – ‘Why is so much bad science published?’ – The Spectator. The increasing pressure to publish means that not all scientific studies are true, valid or reliable. — Michael Reeves – ‘How the Reformation changed the world’ – Premier Christianity. This month…

Top Seven – September 2017

Seven of the best articles I’ve come across in the last month: Bethany Jenkins – ‘Stop Overspiritualising ‘Calling” – The Gospel Coalition. A timely message for those seeking God’s direction in their lives. – Kate Shellnut – ‘What Ravi Zacharias Said at Nabeel Qureshi’s Funeral’ – Christianity Today. Fitting tribute by one gifted and passionate apologist…

Top Seven – August 2017

Seven of the best articles I’ve come across in the last month: Ed Shaw – ‘John Stott’s Life-Changing Chapter’ – The Good Book Company. A review of John Stott’s excellent “Issues Facing Christians Today”. – Trevin Wax – ‘Before the Throne of Social Likes’ – The Gospel Coalition. Debunking the myth that “unless something happens…

Reframing the Abortion Debate

A few months ago Stephanie Gray, the co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, presented a pro-life argument to an intelligent, socially liberal audience at Google.  The abortion debate has been a key component of the ‘culture wars’ in North America (and Europe) for the last half a century, so what contribution could a…

Top Seven – July 2017

Seven of the best articles I’ve come across in the last two weeks: John Rapley – ‘How economics became a religion’ – The Guardian. Insightful article on how economics has taken the place of religion in 21st Century Britain. – Matthew Hosier – ‘We’ve been here before’ – Think Theology. A compelling dissection of the Transgender…

Review of “When Breath Becomes Air”

“When Breath Becomes Air”  is the memoir of Paul Kalanathi, a brilliant and promising neurosurgeon who receives a life-changing cancer diagnosis at the age of 36.  The book follows his journey over the next two years as he struggles to come to terms with the inevitability of death. Kalanathi is used to dealing with cancer…

Review of “Enough”

Roseveare, Helen. Enough. The Good Book Company, 2011. In 1953, soon after graduating in Medicine from Cambridge University, Helen Roseveare served as a missionary to the Congo where she built a hospital and training centre for local doctors and medical staff.  Seven years later the Congo became independent from Belgium and the country was immediately plunged…