5 Pleas for Sung Worship

For many in my generation, worship style was war paint, a badge of one's loyalty to the novel in public praise, or the traditional - a war of attrition which could sink whole fellowships, and could divide brothers and sisters. In such an environment, with its proliferation of false binaries and battle lines, thinking clearly…

Reverse engineering the logic of Scripture

I believe that the systematic expository preaching of Scripture is not the only means of teaching the gathered church, but that it is the best. There are few models which can match working book by book, verse by verse, in terms of the exposure gained to the texture of Scripture's concerns and expression, and the…

You are the traffic

One of the best advertising slogans I have witnessed appeared in the very worst of places. In the furred arterial routes around Belfast city, one junction, one intersection, is particularly packed during rush hour. At traffic lights, where many have despaired of ever getting to work, our local public transport company erected a sign with…

Quiet and deep Christianity

Ours is an age of fragmentation, of intellectual hopscotch, of results-oriented activity on the one hand and mindless entertainment on the other. We have demolished the stonewalls and uprooted the hedgerows of our intellectual past in favour of speed, convenience, and leisure; the mass production of information on which to gorge ourselves, without a thought…