But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 20:31

Revenge of the Eunuchs

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The eunuchs threw her down and blood splattered on the wall.’ -2 Kings 9
Jezebel sits as queen bee over the nation of Israel. She births a hoard of idolatries and immoralities as the people blindly slave to increase her power. 
That which godly men in a godly age are ashamed to...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:59

Chariots of Fire

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Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.’ -2 Kings 2
EVERY LIFE IS FULL of days. But not all days are full of life. Ahab and Elijah both end their earthly lives in a chariot: one is a chariot of blood, the other of fire. It is an ending markedwith shame for the first man. It is a...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 02:32

Loving Your Spouse to Hell

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AHAB IS MOODY AGAIN. Naboth won’t sell the King his vineyard―a vineyard the King wants so he can have a bigger garden. Naboth is a righteous man and he won’t trade his father’s inheritance for money. What does Ahab do? He goes home and sucks his thumb....

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Monday, 01 October 2018 19:22

A God who Keeps us on our Toes

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Much has been made of the divine whisper that Elijah hears on Horeb and not all of it is fit for consumption. Some commentators get mindlessly mystical over this.
An earthquake, a wind, and a fire all come upon the mountain. But God speaks in none of them. Finally, God...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 20:28

A Depressed and Lonely Christian

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‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life.’-1Kg 19
Elijah is depressed. At the very least, he is in a funk to the point of no longer wanting to be alive. 
Like a lot of mental health sufferers, it seems so illogical to outsiders:didn’t Elijah just have a major...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 01:49

Multi-Coloured Saruman Sings Today

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'I preferred white.'
GET YOUR GEEK ON. It’s time to flaunt some Hobbit privilege.
Long before Hogwarts was the centre of modern wizardry, there was the fortress of Isengard. This was where those who were part of the high and ancient Council of Wizards met to discuss matters pertaining to the...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 20:21

Cannibals Don't Love You

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How we define terms in the 21st Century
Love is a sweet and simple thing.
Until you put it into practice.
Everyone agrees that the world would be a jollier place if there were a few more pints of love to go around. But we get ourselves into a muddle on two points.
The first is an actual definition of...

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A FEW YEARS BACK, I accidentally wrote a book.
‘Stumbled into it’ may be a more accurate phrase. I was in a heated discussion with other church leaders and the topic was ‘Is it appropriate for Christians to engage and meaningful friendship with the other sex within the...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 20:57

Don't Mark Me 'Israel'

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ARE WE, THE CHURCH, the ‘New Israel’? Some think so. The position is variously referred as ‘supersessionism’ or 'replacement theology'. It's an old idea among Christians dating back to the 2nd or 3rd Century.
What does the Bible say?
The term ‘Israel’ is used 87...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 20:19

The Royal Wedding A Whore's Desolation

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'I saw the Holy City come down from Heavenas a Bride prepared for her Husband.' -John
HUMAN HISTORY WILL END with a royal wedding. It will be the wedding all other weddings were meant to point us towards. On that day, no one will complain about the wedding sermon; for the Groom will be the...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 20:24

How to Give Receive Hard Words

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SINCE the whole episode at Mt. Carmel, Elijah and Elisha have had a measure of freedom in their preaching work. After that mountainous revival hit, Baal’s police-priests were slaughtered and public opinion partially turned against Jezebel’s despotic religious agenda. Spiritual...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:43

Throwing the Patriarchs Out with the Bath Water

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ELIJAH PRAYS to the God of the three men known throughout Scripture and church history as ‘the Patriarchs’. He cries to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He publicly addresses Yahweh before the multitude in this fashion to contrast the spirituality and sexuality that he...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 21:18

Why did God Create Sex?

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THANKS TO STATE SPONSORED sexual education and the internet, our generation knows a lot about various sexual practices. Probably far more than we’ll ever engage in ourselves. But though we may be well versed in the mechanics of sex, we are tragically ignorant about the purpose of sex.
Why...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:29

Food Porn The Praise of YHWH

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Why do we praise God? Does God have the emotional insecurity of a 13 year old girl, needing to be repeatedly told by us that we love Him? Does His ego need reassuring? If He knows everything, why do we need to tell Him in song that He’s ‘great’ or ‘awesome’? H...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 03:02

The Case for Hate Speech

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Speakers Corner, London
When God created humans, He created them with the capacity to blaspheme. It is a capacity that mankind had made much use of throughout the millennia. Today one does not need to look far at all to find robust examples of God’s character being mocked and his Son being...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 20:56

The Counter-Revolution

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'That's a cute little revolution you have there.It would be a shame if someone were tocounter it.'
Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a revolution. A group of creatures that were a quasi-hybrid of primates and angels rebelled against their Creator and King. These children...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 18:37

Dear Ofsted

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Dear Ofsted,
I am writing to save you a visit. It seems that you are in the process of reviving plans to assume oversight over non-state schools and programs that involve children and youth to ensure that such activities are in line with British values. According to the reports (Here), this will...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 23:39

Christ's Kingdom The Alt-Right

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'We cannot be nostalgic for a Europe that never existed.'
For well over a year I have been focusing on the dangers that Antifa, Neo-Marxists, and the hard Left pose to free speech here in the UK and throughout the West. These ideologies aren't your average stupid. They're industrial-grade stupid and...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 23:57

The Gospel according to Elijah

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Elijah seems to stand alone at the serpentine synod. But a man who walks with God is never alone. He beings to pray before the King, the crowd, and the counterfeit clergy. His prayer reflects the eternal gospel. This is why we can look to Elijah: his life points us to Jesus. Elijah’s gospel...

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Saturday, 03 February 2018 22:07

Fake Porn Videos and Gospel

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the rising tide of fake porn videos. The BBC and others have run informative articles on the subject over the past week (here). Fake porn involves imposing an alien face onto someone in a porn video and,...

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The first book of the Bible has a few #MeToo moments recorded in its brutally honest pages. And, as our church is going through Genesis, I am preaching them all. This means I tend to think about these accounts more than when I just read the book for myself.
This is at a Post-Weinsteinian time when...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:50

An Alien Christmas on a Theologian's Toilet

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In the Spring of 1517, a theological professor went to the crappers. While doing his business, he had an explosive breakthrough.
Possibly more than one.
He was teaching through the book of Romans at the local University and he was puzzled over an issue. Though possessing a sharp mind, a degree in...

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Elisabeth Moss plays Offred in the TVversion of Handmaid's Tale
Earlier this month I read both ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. As they both centre on the themes of freedom and oppression―much talked about issues in our day―I thought it was...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 23:14

Book of the Month: Dare to Ask

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I have read some good books this month, but I’d like to highlight Dare to Ask by Israeli author and worship leader, Simcha Natan. She lives near Mt. Carmel where she helps to lead programs centred around intercession and worship.
It had been a while since I’d read a book of this sort. It...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 21:12

Prayer the Raises the Dead

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[Extract from the book Elijah Men Eat Meat]
‘And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord… and the LORD heard the voice of Elijah.’-1Kg 17
Elijah is dealt an unexpected blow. The young mother that he had blessed is now facing an unspeakable...

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