Recovering intolerants

As conservative evangelicals what we are asking for is not all that difficult to understand, nor to grant. Rather than wanting to exert a form of cultural hegemony we wish to exercise spiritual humility in articulating our beliefs, without fear of prejudicial treatment or social ostracisation. We are pleading for true tolerance, where each person … Continue reading Recovering intolerants

Bishop Curry comes to sermon workshop

Feedback on our preaching can be a humbling and helpful thing. At Bible college students often face the fearful frontline of having their message and manner in the pulpit analysed and constructively criticised. In the assistantships that I have been privileged to be part of in Millisle Baptist I have been sharpened and corrected by … Continue reading Bishop Curry comes to sermon workshop

Book review: Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey

Waiting for help to arrive can make seconds seem like hours. If you've ever been in the terrifying position of knowing that you or someone near you needs help, but that it is some distance out you'll understand. Over the past twenty years the evangelical church has been caught up in a cultural collision which … Continue reading Book review: Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey

Technically Speaking: 4 benefits of the iPad for preaching

I remember being at a Pastors' fraternal shortly after coming into the work and hearing a retired minister say that the greatest single enemy of preaching and preparation was the personal computer. I'm not sure how widely held his view was at that time, but as late as the early 2000s there remained a suspicion … Continue reading Technically Speaking: 4 benefits of the iPad for preaching

John Owen’s 3 prayer points for pastors

We have been charting the biblically wise advice of John Owen for pastors, given in an ordination sermon preached on Friday 8th September 1682. His counsel is profound, challenging, and utterly relevant to our contemporary task as preachers. Thus far we have observed the essentials he attaches to preaching the Word and his four great … Continue reading John Owen’s 3 prayer points for pastors