The Book of Truth

Let’s talk a little more about truth! Truth by definition is unique. There can only be one truth, and we acknowledge anything as a fact, we are immediately saying that everything else is false or illegitimate. Truth is also essential. Without truth there would be no life. Truth is life-giving. For example, if you are…

Who is the Messiah?

The Definition The word ‘Messiah‘ means ‘anointed one’, and is used throughout Scripture to refer to different people. According to Biblehub the Hebrew word occurs 39 times. mashiach: anointed Original Word: מָשִׁ֫יחַ Part of Speech: Noun Masculine Transliteration: mashiach Phonetic Spelling: (maw-shee’-akh) Short Definition: anointed The References Lev 4 & 6 (4 times) ‘the anointed priest’ 1 Sam 2:10. ‘The…

Jesus Christ, the Son of David

Some I have spoken to recently have disputed this point, claiming the Jesus was not of the seed of David; that the genealogies are invented; that Jesus cannot be the promised Messiah. However, throughout the Gospels we find people referring to Jesus, in passing, as the Son of David. In other words, Jesus’ link with…

Does Jesus point us to Himself?

Absolutely! The following are a list of verses that clearly demonstrate Jesus pointed to Himself as the way back to God. If we want to come to the Father, we must come to Jesus Christ. If we want to follow God, we must follow Jesus Christ. To receive Jesus is to receive God; and to…

Saul sees the Light

Consider the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, in Acts chapter 9. The first thing he sees is a light from heaven, brighter than the midday sun. The initial reaction of a Muslim friend of mine was to compare it to God’s revelation to Moses on Mount Sinai. I agree that this is a most obvious connection to…

#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…

University Students

Welcome to Birmingham If you’re a new student, let me welcome you to our wonderful city.  For those of you returning – welcome back.  I hope you had a good summer, and that your studies are going well. What do you want from your time at university? At the beginning we always have expectations.  I…