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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Thursday, 23 May 2019 01:13

Revelation 11: Apocalyptic Elijah

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REVELATION IS A TREMENDOUS BOOK for adoration. 
The images it gives of the throne of God and the victory of the Lamb over the beast inspires all the children of God to worship. It is a book that enriches the heart even if it puzzles the mind at times. It is a book where poets have an...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:22

Is the Gospel Inclusive?

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INCLUSIVE. IT IS THE ETHICAL WORD of our generation―the virtue by which every other virtue must be measured. Companies, political parties, and even celebrities vie to squeeze this word into their speeches. The search engine giant I use boasts that it is an...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 20:38

Does Jesus Smash the Hierarchies?

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Jeffrey Hoffman offered up a challenge recently on something that I had said on my FB page. It seemed that his argument was based on the notion that the Christian message is essentially anti-hierarchical and he referenced Jesus' use of Isaiah in his Luke four Nazareth sermon to help make his...

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Recently Natalie Collins, a feminist tweeter (@God_Loves_Women) and activist, went on the Unbelievable podcast to discuss and debate the issues surrounding gender roles in Christianity. (Video HERE) Representing the traditional Christian view was Pastor Phil Moore of Everyday Church, London.
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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 21:24

P0RN: Jezebel's Nuclear Weapon

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THE INTERNET HAS MADE pornography―once only a snare for those minority of men willing to go out and buy a magazine―a trap to us all. And not just the men. Increasingly women are getting caught up in it too. Pornography is a far greater weapon of destruction in the church than any...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 17:33

Why Am I Still Protestant?

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GIVEN THE SICKENING STRAIN of Protestantism that so often makes the headlines here in the UK, it's only fair for me to respond to the question about why in the name of the Virgin Mary that I'm still Protestant.Let's get perspective first. There are three movements that are often seen as the...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:10

I, Herod.

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DEAR 21st CENTURY MEN,
I AM HEROD. My friends call me Antipas. I am not the Herod you hear about at Christmas―the one who slaughtered all the babies at Bethlehem. That was Herod the Great, my father. I was only a teenager when that happened.
Life started out well for me. When I began...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 21:49

Why some Wounded Christians don't 'Empty the Pews'

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[For those unfamiliar with the EXvangelical movement, this is NOT a critique of the movement. It isn't for three reasons: first, it would take up far too much space. Secondly, I do not feel qualified for such a task: the movement touches on a number of social, political, and cultural issues. Lastly...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:59

A Theological Defence of the Carnivore Movement

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THE 1ST JANUARY WILL SEE the second annual World Carnivore month where the Carnivore movement challenges people to exclusive carnivory for one month. At the end of the month people are to judge the impact this has upon their health and decide whether this is something they want to...

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WE LIVE IN A WORLD that paradoxically scorns the offer of eternal life while simultaneously pursuing eternal youth. It does this via Botox, hours at the gym, bolt-on boob jobs, Viagra, magical tea blends, and a host of pricey cosmetics of questionable functionality. But for the...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 15:22

Missionaries Contact Dangerous British Islanders

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ROME, 300 AD -
A group of Christian missionaries from the Empire have travelled to the remote British Isles in an effort to spread their Christian faith. As the natives there are well known to be violent and ignorant of outside culture, we cannot speak confidently of their safety at this time.
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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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FOR THOSE WHO DON'T know, Vicky Beeching is a former Evangelical worship leader from the UK who came out in 2015 as being gay and in support of 'same-sex marriage'. Those who share her views see her as a reformer within the church. Those who disagree with her views see her as a misleading...

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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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