Week of Hope

Free Invitation to All – Join us at Hope Chapel, Moseley –  8th – 13th April 2018

Jesus is God

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with a God, and God was the Word. John 1:1 John cannot be clearer in establishing that the Word, while being the outward expression of God, is also in essence God. And it is this Word that is the subject of John’s writing, and having…

What or who is the Word of John 1?

‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. John 1:1 A good friend of mine asked me the other day about the Word referred to above in John 1:1. Christians often go to this text as evidence that Jesus Christ is God. My friend, however,  disputed…

‘Come unto me … and I will give you rest’

“Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11v28 The Absence of Rest As dusk settles on our city all seems peaceful. But, under this appearance of rest, turmoil and struggle abound. From day to day, the burdens, the disappointments, and sorrows of life bear…

Poetic Greats – William Cowper

Not of Works Grace, triumphant in the throne, Scorns a rival, reigns alone; Come and bow beneath her sway, Cast your idol works away: Works of man, when made his plea, Never shall accepted be; Fruits of pride (vain-glorious worm) Are the best he can perform. Self, the god his soul adores, Influences all his…

#LoveTrumpsHate

This hashtag has become well-known over the course of the 2016 American Presidential Election, and in the aftermath of Donald J Trumps victory no less a personality than Lady Gaga was seen driving through New York on a truck, holding up this message.  But is it true?  Does love trump hate? The answer is … it depends!…

Redemption – we all need it!

We all love a good story about redemption.  A human hero, warts and all, who overcomes weakness to win the day.  We love it because we live it.  We identify with the weakness and maybe even the warts, and we hope to overcome, to win. Redemption is such a common theme that GoodReads has a shelf…

Knowing the Truth about Jesus Christ

In a recent FB exchange about the Bible, a friend commented: “Christianity was an underground religion for several centuries until Constantine and the Romans suddenly endorsed it, threw in some pagan festivals, fiddled with the doctrine and used it to control Europe for over a thousand years. Time and time again people have taken already…

Young Thinkers

Often we develop our ideas about reality of the world for emotional reasons. This, if not checked, will result in error or at least a lack of consistency.
Join me in learning how to think, so that we can be confident our views are true and consistent.

The Bible – Uncorrupted & Unchanged

For centuries, even millenia, the Bible has been attacked, challenged and dismissed by many different people, yet it endures … uncorrupted and unchanged. The story is told of how the famous philosopher and sceptic, Voltaire claimed that, ‘a hundred years from my death the Bible will be a museum piece.’ However, a hundred years after his…

Peace with God?

We all long for peace, in our families, communities or the wider world, and yet any peace we find never lasts for long. The reason is that we don’t enjoy peace with God, and peace with God is the foundation of all true peace. Peace with God is impossible in our current sinful condition. Jesus…