I have led an evening for our preaching team at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough, introducing Mark’s Gospel, since we’re doing a preaching series in Mark at our morning services over the coming months. Here are the slides from my input—thoughts and comments welcome!
I spoke to our students at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough this week, introducing Luke’s Gospel to them: they’re studying it this academic year with our student worker, James. Here are the slides: thoughts and comments welcome!
My good friend (and former student) Dr Philip Richardson is teaching a four-week online course on the parables of Jesus with the overall title ‘Waiting on the Eternal King: Jesus’ Parables about Life, Death, Judgement and the Second Coming’, and it’s available to anyone in the world! The course is for students at Emmaus University, Haiti (where Philip is interim Vice President of Academic Affairs), and you can join in through Zoom here or YouTube (or @PhilipRichardson-ws5ls from YouTube) later. Philip is inviting donations to Continue reading →
I had the privilege of preaching on this passage last Sunday. It’s interesting because it’s sometimes claimed (wrongly) as showing Jesus being racist and sexist—Ian Paul tackles that well on his blog, here. The video of my sermon is and here are my slides—thoughts and comments most welcome.
On 16 June 1986 Frank Field, then MP for Birkenhead, kindly came and spoke to the youth group at St Andrew’s, Bebington after being interviewed about his faith and politics in our 6.30 pm evening service. I was the curate who invited him to come and gave you a lift home to Birkenhead afterwards. He spoke very well in the service about Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God and its implications for national and political life, and the youth group found him inspiring as a Continue reading →