A bigger issue than Brexit

The whole Brexit debacle is like living inside someone else’s bad dream, or being caught up in a friend’s domestic dispute with no power to influence the outcome or offer any mediation. Twitter is pulsating tonight with ire and fire, panic and platitudes, MPs grabbing the parliamentary mace and some momentary fame, with vitriol and … Continue reading A bigger issue than Brexit

Preaching hard texts in hard times

In the second week of March 1941, Martyn Lloyd-Jones delivered a series of lectures in the Assembly Hall of the Free Church College, Edinburgh. His area of focus was Romans 1, with particular reference to diagnosing the spiritual condition of mankind, and the definitive remedy offered by the gospel. Recorded in print, with the addition … Continue reading Preaching hard texts in hard times

Half-Baked Logic: some immediate thoughts on the Ashers Case Outcome

The 'Ashers Case', in which a Christian-run bakery refused to provide a cake because of its gay marriage affirming message, has become a worldwide sensation. The idea of a 'gay cake', the cultural context of Northern Ireland (known for its politicised Christianity), and the seeming inevitability of the McArthur family finding themselves declared guilty of … Continue reading Half-Baked Logic: some immediate thoughts on the Ashers Case Outcome