Blog Archive

Don't reject a caricature based on second-hand information, but come and see the real work and person of Jesus.
Cambridge undergrad (and one-time StAG member!) discovers new evidence for the reign of King Belshazzar.
Humility does not consist in being shy about what God has made known.
What did the Reformation uncover?
Since God has made it easy for people to come to Him, so must we.
Receiving Christ is the best gun control of all.
How expository Bible teaching promotes unity.
When the Bible is opened, it is the living God we are hearing!
Remembering the blessing and importance of unity in the gospel.
The gospel's solution to self-pity
What are the benefits of reading Christian books?
If we say that what the Bible calls sin is in fact not sin, then we are in danger of leading Jesus' flock astray.
Who has the right to interpret Christianity? Who determines the content of Christian teaching?
When faced with a fork in the road on account of our faith, we can only side with the Crucified One.
What is our hope in the face of tragedy?
What kind of welcome do we expect to receive?
Identifying the real troublemakers - and the real cause
What should politicians be concerned with?
When things seem to be going wrong, how do we know God loves us?
Christ crucified is at the heart not just of our belief, but our message.
Jesus rescues us in order to take us to his own home!
7 discoveries from the life of Joseph
Our real home is found in the world to come, promised to those who belong to Jesus.
Reflecting on 140 years since the foundation of CICCU
Understanding the good news behind God’s jealousy for us.
How can Christians keep going in times of opposition?
A good preacher is there to give people the Bible, not take it from them.
Church of England "doublethink": keep our doctrine, but alter our actual practice.
Do we want the goodies without the covenant relationship?
Why did Paul write the letter of the Romans, and why do we need to read it now?
What was God’s plan for Christmas?
How can we encourage one another to live blameless lives if we experience same-sex attraction?
How does Jesus prepare his disciples for his departure, and their future with him?
After a turbulent week in America, how might Christians reflect on world leadership?
Beware of how idolatry can lead to a view of God which is human-made and more pagan than Christian.
In the face of opposition from secular Britain we can be tempted to panic and try to blend in.
Who in society is being screened out?
We swim in the waters of our cultural surroundings, how can we avoid being conformed into its mould?
What does it look like to live as 'exiles' in this world?
Turning water into wine, healing the sick and raising the dead... can we perform even greater works than these?
Remembering Alec Motyer, a prayerful man with a deep love for God's Word
Real Christian faith is based on something much more solid than the props of religion. It is based on the promises of God.
As the new term approaches, here's a reminder from the Psalms about the great God we praise!
Winning an Olympic medal is a great honour, but what privileges do Christians receive through Christ?
The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world!
What we have to learn from athletics about running the race of the Christian life.
How does God answer our cries for justice and comfort in the midst of the violence and sadness of a broken world?
In the midst of gloom and despair, fresh confidence and bright hope breaks through when we see that the LORD reigns!
The psalms show us how to engage with God, and open up a window into what a real relationship with God looks and feels like.
God is neither silent nor remote; instead, he came down to our level to dwell among us. He wants us to know him. And to know his mind, too. He has spoken!
Marking the centenary of the battle of the Somme.
God’s plan for the world is worked out even in the midst of hugely turbulent times.
How might we approach the EU referendum issue from a biblical perspective?
Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty'.
What does Jesus think a successful church looks like?
Remembering J.C. Ryle
God's first question to humankind.
What is the third commandment about? What does it mean to misuse the name of the Lord?
God is not unknown; he may be known. God is not confined, but Lord of all. God does not need our help; we need his.
The resurrection of Jesus on that first Easter Sunday gloriously fulfilled God's promise.
Jesus died alone, that we might never die alone!
We no longer need to repeat a sacrifice to become right with God, but can commemorate Jesus' one, complete and everlasting sacrifice for us.
For God to permit a substitute was very merciful; to provide a substitute amazing grace - but to become a substitute is grace beyond all measure.
Agnosticism sounds eminently sensible, but is it possible to remain neutral about Jesus?
We often see ambition's ugly side, but is being ambitious always wrong?
Can the gospel speak effectively to a diverse world?
When facing a problem which feels out of control, many people pray. But who do we pray to, and how do we know they care?
The devil often works through plain, unspectacular untruth.
Because evil is natural to the human heart, all it needs to flourish is that good men do nothing.
The Bible tells us that God is not the feeble thing of popular imagination, but mighty, living and active. So what will he be doing this year?
How will we respond to Jesus? Like Herod, or the Magi?
The build-up to the first Christmas began not months, but millennia in advance!
How is the Christmas story relevant to us today?
In America it is Thanksgiving weekend. The whole nation takes the final Thursday of November as a day of “Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficient Father who dwelleth in the heavens.” But this wasn't a concept invented by the Founding Fathers; have you
In the aftermath of the atrocities in Paris last week, much attention is rightly being given to the practical question of how to deal with Islamist terrorism. The Bible can give us a steer.
This year is the 130th anniversary of the travelling to China in 1885 of “The Cambridge Seven”
How is it that some people understand Christianity, whilst others don't?
What does the Bible have to say about work-life balance?
Our culture is one where judgement is frequently passed on others. But what are the consequences?
There are huge amounts of evidence, of various kinds, that point to Jesus having been raised bodily from the dead.
Reflecting on how we might respond to the current refugee crisis.
What difference can the creator God make in our chaotic lives?
Over the years there have been many who have made holy-sounding claims in the name of religion, but who have actually been chasing money, power or prestige.
Are there such things as national characteristics, common features of a particular culture?
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty"
A key problem in the present crisis has not been economic at all.
When we think about God we often bring preconceived ideas...
Considering the privilege and responsibility of fatherhood.
How does temptation work? How can sensible people be persuaded to do or approve something which God has said is wrong?
Reflections in the aftermath of the UK's General Election.
Some thoughts ahead of this Thursday's General Election.
The idea that somehow God should choose those who are to be His, raises questions. Isn’t it we who choose God?
We can have tons of stuff, but for one reason or another be completely unable to enjoy it.
We are in danger of making people think the New Testament is calling us to drop our brains at the church door.
In a world of lots of religions, how do you know your god is the right one?
Our world tends to think of a confined Jesus: a figure of history only, or a figure of relevance only to some.
Living Christianity is totally culturally transferable, because it is real, and comes from the God who made everyone.
Death is many people's greatest fear, but the Christian can face it with confidence.
Do you know the names of your great-grandparents? It should not be difficult...