Tag Archives: Gospels

Introducing Mark: slides

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!

A fine opportunity to learn about Jesus’ parables

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 →

Frank Field’s Politics, Poverty and Belief

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 →