Elders’ Blog

06
Jun

Almost Persuaded

I’m guessing, like me, you were captivated by the eloquence, clarity and gospel challenge of Michael Curry’s sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Although the expressions […]

10
May

Compassion in Kenya

In February of this year, Compassion UK gave me and some other pastors the wonderful blessing of a few days in Kenya to try and catch a glimpse of how […]

01
Apr

Running With Horses

“If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what […]

07
Mar

“Please Lord, give us one more”

Recently I re-watched the brilliant film Hacksaw Ridge. If you haven’t seen it – and have the stomach for pretty harrowing war films – then I can’t recommend it highly […]

07
Feb

Waiting on God

Two things about me that you might have figured out: Firstly, I’m naturally a bit of a “do-er”. If I see something that needs done my instinct is to try […]

10
Jan

What is sin?

What is sin? At one end of the scale it is pretty clear. The Ten Commandments, written by the finger of God on tablets of stone, are black & white: don’t […]

06
Dec

Experiencing the joy of the Lord

Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) I was reminded recently that as I gather years I have had a tendency to reflect nostalgically on how […]

30
Oct

Desiring God?

“There’s nothing on earth that I want apart from God.” To which you might respond: “Liar.” You’ve heard me say those words on a number of occasions. Many times I’ve […]

22
Dec

Why Christmas gives me hope

[These are my notes from my testimony at Hillview’s Carols By Candlelight event on Sunday 20 December 2015.] More often than not, when I stand at this lectern, it’s to […]

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