Category Archives: Christianity

The Problem with Christian Parties

Here in Coventry, a group called the Christian Movement for Great Britain are standing several candidates in the local elections. Their policy platform includes traditionally Christian stances like opposing abortion and promoting ethical banking. But it also includes policies like the end of wheel-clamping. Add in the Christian Party and the Christian Peoples’ Alliance (who […]

Christ is Risen!

It’s resurrection day. It’s the day we celebrate the fact that Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death. Forget all that secular stuff about chocolate, eggs, and bunnies. The real point of today is that JESUS IS ALIVE! He has conquered death. Bookmark to:

Why did Jesus Die?

Today is one of the two most important dates in the Christian calendar. Today is the day we celebrate Jesus’s death. Which, on the face of it, is a bit weird. Jews don’t celebrate the deaths of Abraham or Moses. Muslim’s don’t celebrate the death of Mohammed, nor do Buddhists celebrate the death of Buddha. […]

Christmas vs Mammonmas

For Christians, Christmas is a celebration of Christ’s birth. It’s about God forgoing the pleasures of heaven, and becoming a man in order to live amongst us, demonstrate His character, and – ultimately – die and be raised to life in order to reconcile us to Himself. It’s a celebration of God giving Himself to […]

Politics and the Christian Worldview

This is the next in a series of posts critiquing Wayne Grudem’s book Politics According to the Bible. Today we deal with chapter four, in which he paints a picture of a Biblical worldview – something that will be foundational as we move on to look at particular political issues. I’ll start by looking at […]

It’s Resurrection Day

In English, today is called Easter Sunday, a phrase which somewhat obscures its real meaning. In most other European languages, the name for this festival is a variant of the word Passover – showing the festival’s roots in the Jewish festival. On Friday, I explained how the picture of the Passover Lamb explains something of […]

What’s good about Friday?

Today is Good Friday, the day Christians celebrate the death of Jesus. However, if you’re not a Christian, you may wonder how the commemoration of somebody’s death can be described as “good”. The reason why we call this day “Good” Friday is to do with what we believe Jesus’ death achieved. In order to explain […]

On God and health

A year ago last Friday, I was woken up at 4am by severe pain that I hadn’t had when I went to bed the previous night. By the end of the day, I’d had a major operation, and I spent the next few weeks in hospital, and wasn’t properly back to work full time for […]