We are thinking about the different worldviews and ideologies that underpin different political approaches and how Christians should engage with them. One important factor to consider is our attitude to the State. Continue reading
“Come away from her my people, do not take part in her sins?” (Revelation 18:4).
This verse is a call to God’s people to be separate from “Babylon” the code name representing this World’s opposition to God and his people. Continue reading
A speaker at our CPI Urban Midlands Hub recently touched on the challenged of mobility amongst urban communities. They commented that at one point they were part of a church where they said that every year they had to grow by 30% to stay the same size. In other words, they saw about 1/3 of the congregation move on every year. Continue reading
If the world at times seems cruel, unjust and ungodly, it’s not a new phenomenon. If Governments seem to legislate against God’s Law and the markets encourage greed and selfishness then there is nothing new under The Sun. If our culture encourages sexual immorality, the objectification of women and the sexualisation of youngsters then its only following age old traditions. Continue reading
How do we make our political choices? I think that for a lot of Christians there are three primary factors Continue reading
During the General Election Campaign, we’re going to include a few articles to do with “Public Theology.”
Public Theology is about how we apply what we believe about God, Creation, Humanity and New Creation to public life. This includes questions about Continue reading
Preachers need to do three types of exegesis
1. We need to clearly understand the text
2. We need to know the congregation we are speaking to
3. We need to be aware of our own hearts.
The third one, exegeting myself, means being aware of where God is challenging us, this includes where he disagrees with and rebukes us but also where he encourages and comforts us. In other words, I pray “Lord speak to me that I may speak…” It means being aware of where my biases, hobby horses, cultural assumptions etc are.
Here are some things that might help us to do this. Continue reading