Why everyone isn’t always right, and why Jesus being the only way to God is actually Good News.

I recently read an online opinion piece condemning "religious gender conversion therapy". The piece was contending that trying to change someone's gender or sexual orientation, even when that someone wants to change, is wrong. The author argued, "everyone is right" (unless, of-course, you believe that people can change from same-sex attracted, or any other colour … Continue reading Why everyone isn’t always right, and why Jesus being the only way to God is actually Good News.

“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.

Were they Real Angels that showed up at Christmas?

The Bible tells a story in the gospels, of angels appearing to shepherds and telling them about Jesus' birth. But were the angels real, or had the shepherds a little over tired and delirious after a long day herding sheep? I believe the angels were real. Really there, really big, and I dare suggest, really … Continue reading Were they Real Angels that showed up at Christmas?

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.