“STOP MIXING YOUR RELIGION WITH MY POLITICS!” Why the religious now have no choice but to get political.

I’ve been told for years to keep politics and religion separate. If you’re religious you’ve probably been told to do the same. As a “religious leader”, I am often encouraged to stick to a “separation of church and state”, and the past decade as a Christian minister, I have been more than happy to tow … Continue reading “STOP MIXING YOUR RELIGION WITH MY POLITICS!” Why the religious now have no choice but to get political.

Thoughts on Striving and Significance in the light of Billy Graham’s Funeral.

A few nights ago, I had a dream. In it, I saw myself striving. Striving to make it all work. Striving to pull off ministry, life, significance, validity. In my dream I saw scene after scene of myself on a TV screen, striving, worrying, trying. You see, the other day, just hours before the death … Continue reading Thoughts on Striving and Significance in the light of Billy Graham’s Funeral.

Why I believe in Stadium Evangelism like it’s 1959.

In 1959, Evangelist Billy Graham came to Melbourne, Australia, and set the unbroken record for the largest crowd at Melbourne's biggest outdoor stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His event attracted over 130,000 people! Last night, I read one of my city's most read newspapers, as they reported on Billy Graham's passing, and this momentous event. … Continue reading Why I believe in Stadium Evangelism like it’s 1959.

Why do Some People get Healed and Not Others?

This is a big one. Theologically, emotionally, big. Healing is a "buzz word" for many Christians. Few things are as exciting as watching God supernaturally heal someone! In the same vein, few things as confusing or frustrating as the times when God doesn't heal someone. I get it. I've seen people miraculously healed in front … Continue reading Why do Some People get Healed and Not Others?

The God of Second Chances.

It was a cold rainy Autumn day in the U.K., and I found myself walking around an impressively sized abandoned church building, next door to the smaller chapel I was about to preach in. The church building was falling apart, listed for sale years ago, yet it was still so beautiful. As I gazed up … Continue reading The God of Second Chances.