Category Archive: The Church

Oh That They Would Be One…

A Baptist and a Presbyterian were discussing the ever-controversial issue of baptism, and the validity of sprinkling versus immersion. After some fruitless debate the Presbyterian asked, ‘Tell me, if the water comes up… Continue reading

The Problem with Goddess Spirituality

The issue of the Trinity is going to be a church battleground for the next ten years. It has been for the last three or four, but the World Council of Churches conference… Continue reading

The Virginal Conception

My sermons of late have been quite brief. In this peak preaching season, you are lucky to have escaped so lightly, but I have been encouraged in this direction from some sources, including… Continue reading

Leading – Suffering – Growing

Do you remember what it was like last time you went on holiday? For young people it is important to take CDs, iPods, phone chargers, or reading material. For parents it is important… Continue reading

My Vision For The Church

One day a man took an old friend for a drive in the country. They drove off the main road through a grove of trees to a large uninhabited expanse of land. A… Continue reading

The Elusive Will of God

A seventeen-year-old boy is completing his matriculation. What, he wonders, is God’s will for his life? Does God have any special plans for him? What are they? A housewife now has both of… Continue reading

Unity – Loving Through Word & Deed

I want to focus this morning on a five-letter word. It is a powerful word that describes something important in: the Bible, the Church and the world. It is the kind of force… Continue reading

Healing #1

Health is an issue of great interest in our times, which is ironic when you think that we have never exercised so little, eaten so much and so poorly, and drunk so much… Continue reading

Christian Faith & Science

A while back there was boxing fight that turned into a fiasco.   Mike Tyson lost the fight against Evander Holyfield when he bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear. Sylvester Stallone, not a… Continue reading

The Gift of Commandments

There was once a visiting pastor at an 11 a.m. service who asked the elder for the day, “How long should I preach?” “You can preach as long as you like,” he replied,… Continue reading