Themes and Thoughts

Themes and Thoughts

Nothing Will Destroy Christ’s Church, in Europe or Elsewhere

Lent: Why Not Take Up, Rather Than Give Up?

Just Why Do People Live on the Streets in Our Cities?

God is Very Much in Control

The Real Real Meaning of Christmas

Did the organisation of Christians Precede the Writings of the New Testament, or vice-Versa?

Thinking About Our Death is Beneficial, well, it Can Be …

When Is A Christian Not A Christian?

Are Ordinary Individual People Important?

In His Image …? What’s That?

Is it the Church that has Moved, or Truth?

Is The “Baby Boomer” Generation Lucky? Why, Exactly?

Should We Edit Scripture to Suit our Ideas?

What form, exactly, did Jesus’s resurrection take?

Will God, finally, “celebrate” the ideas, beliefs and practices of the “liberalisers”? We’ll see …

Harry Blamires, one of the most important defenders of orthodox Christianity, died in November 2017, aged 101.

So, Christmas Day on a Monday, this year!

Is the World our True home, Are we Simply the Productions of Our Parents?

Can the Leaders of Churches Just Change Things?

God Created Sex, Sure, But …

What Does Pain Teach Us?

Are Some People Worth More Than others? Do We, Should We, All Have Influence Concerning the Way Things Are Ordered?

Are Animals Really Almost The Same as Humans?

Mankind Set Against God – Do You See It For What It Is?

Do you pray to Jesus, or …?

Only Being One Of Us Would Do

Virtue, and Displaying It

Trust to Luck – Or the Trinity?

Compassion – Does it Come Free, Easy, Without Consequences?

What Is It With So Many Church Leaders and Christian Truth?

Did We Think Up The Idea of God?

“Where there is No Vision, the People Perish” (Proverbs 29:18) – Indeed, But What Kind of Vision Should the People Have, Exactly?

Idealism – Is It Good For Us?

It’s Having No Real Conception of Objective Truth That’s The Problem

Do you Sometimes Think the Institutional Church is a Bad Thing?

Why Did God Made Laws and Rules and Suchlike?

Do You Sometimes Get The Feeling That The Anglican Church Has Been Hi-jacked?

The Journey of the Magi Is Ours

Why Do We Hear Little About Persecuted Christians in Our Churches?

Tell God What He Already Knows

God loves me, but … As I Am? Maybe Eternity Can Help …

What Should Be the Christian View of Asylum Seekers and Refugees?

Orthodox Christians Are Often Said to be Going Against the Flow, on ‘The Wrong Side of History’. So What’s New?

A Faith That Equips Us For All of Life – And That To Come

Do We Believe in Marriage, or Just “Marriage”?

Are Non-Theists/Non-Spiritual People Backward, Arrested in Some Way?

Christianity And Materialism – A new title from Twin Books

Are Christian Creeds Just “Finger-posts”? Is Ultimate Truth Something Else/More?

Are All The Poor Deserving?

slippery slope leading to really bad things? Maybe …

Did the First World War Soldiers Die in Vain?

Halloween – More Than Just a Bit Of Fun

Religion of peace? It depends what you mean by …

Could Our Society Really Get To Be Like This …?

Should the Church pursue Christian truth – or shape its message with an eye to media reports?

Should we worry about not being “inclusive“?

What should really set the Church’s “agenda“?

Be true to myself? I’d really rather not …

Mary Whitehouse right after all? Sex and the British media

It’s constantly necessary to remember, and bring to mind, what Christ has done fur us

Is incremental Islamicisation inevitable, as some people think?

Are we right to pursue endless reconciliation attempts? Is this the only (Christian) way?

Where does badness come from? From good people, mostly

They stand between us and the culture of Death

Christmas carols reflect the cosy imagery of happy Christmases – but often they tell us important truths

God and our rulers

Bad People?

Forget Beethoven – all human life is valuable

Lust – and infantilism

Shouldn’t you be out there stoning someone? No excuses now!

Private religious faith – and its consequences

What’s “eternal life”, eternity, all about?

Is there one truth you can find – or are you travelling hopelessly?

It’s time to get militant!

A society ruled by lies

Recession? I wonder …

God becoming man … the most important thing

Hypocrisy? What’s that?

It’s the obsession with self that’s the problem …

Being a sinner is surely fine, now? Wasn’t Jesus drawn to sinners, OK about them?

Peace at all costs … Abjuring all killing …  I have a problem …

Don’t let the Gay Marriage Campaign Fool You …

We do have a right to know what goes on in their bedrooms …

Pregnancy reduction by Sex Ed and Condoms? Get real!

Do we have to have dignity When dying…?

Education without religion? Don’t be fooled.

Episcopal advice about the BNP? Oh really…

Child sacrifice in Church – you know it’s the future

What is Christian marriage for, exactly…?

The One Christian Truth – or something else…?

Omission – the hardest of all.

For the Church of England’s future – look to America

Want to Die Forever? That’s the world we exist in, if the truth is faced

The Most Important Thing. Of all the kinds of worship we offer, of all the blessings we receive, this is the very greatest…

Balance – So often, the Christian faith involves holding together two alternatives, or even seeming-opposites, keeping two different things in balance…

008 Will Replace Me – James Bond knew that if he couldn’t complete his mission, M would send out someone else. The Holy Spirit does just the same; the important thing is to do what you can…

Different Paths Lead Down To …. – We’ve all heard the notion that all religious people are going in the same direction, despite their starting-point; I don’t believe this for one moment – but I do believe the opposite: that all illusions lead, from many different places, to the same end…

The Cause of Crime – “Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime!” – was the slogan of Britain’s Labour government, when it first took office in 1997; but what, exactly, are the causes, or cause, of crime? I’d really like to get an answer…

Death, By Various Means        

The Hardest Saying of All? Praying for Something in Christ’s Name        

The Incarnation, and the Trinity   

Negationism– the Destruction of God’s Work, in Our World Today  

The Decline of British Christianity … Is It Really So? Why Should We Be Concerned? 

Trust, Interpretation, and Authority. Who Do You Trust, for the Truth?        

Why The FaithJust Why Is It Called THE faith?      

Is the C of E Becoming Feminised? Feminised Church? Well, Not As such…

What’s Our Real Home? Going Home

Politicians, Media Culture: Just Who’s Fooling Who (I Often Wonder) Deception Dilemmas