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Here you will find a selection of essays, thoughts, ramblings and musings on various things theological, Baptist and left-wing. But maybe not in the order. 

March 26, 2019

Anyone who is alive at this moment in time will notice that our politics is a bit messed up - to put it mildly. 

'We have had enough of experts' declared Michael Gove MP during the 2016 EU referendum. That's not our issue. Our issue is that everyone seems to think they...

February 25, 2019

A transcript of a sermon preached at Two:23, a multi-denominational LGBT+ service based at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London.

‘What is truth? Pontius Pilate asked Jesus this during his trial. 

Jesus came, according to the writers of John’s gospel, full of grace...

September 6, 2018

Whatever God looks like, if that doesn't happen, that is sin. What is the perfect life? What does society around you project as being the idyllic lifestyle? Nice house, nice car, loving spouse, perfect children, tidy garden, laughing friends, holidays to white sand...

August 16, 2018

'You will not turn me into a liberal!' This was my exclamation to my tutor when I was training to become a minister.

Indeed, liberal theology didn't kill my evangelicalism – evangelicalism did that all on its own.

I realise now that what I was grappling with was the slow...

January 10, 2018

Maybe you can’t be an Evangelical and a Liberal?

I am a bit confused by Tim Farron.

I am a proud socialist. My politics comes out of my theology, I’m a socialist because of what I read of Jesus not in spite of it. Honestly I have never known how my Conservative friends,...

June 15, 2017

There was an awful lot of talk on social media about voting tactically to keep the Tories out, an idea I greatly agree with! There were websites dedicated to looking at past election results, both national and local, to determine who was the most likely challenger to t...

June 1, 2016

‘Do you think God sends babies to hell?’ This was a question that was presented to me during a time with members of my congregation. Besides other theological points, such as what is hell? Or God’s involvement in salvation, the answer to the question will have its answ...

November 22, 2015

There is no such thing as a Christian Country.

‘We are a Christian Country…’, ‘Last time I checked we were a Christian Country…’, ‘That should not be happening, we are a Christian Country…’.

These are statements I hear often, nearly always from the right-wing press or pe...

August 7, 2015

It may come as a shock to some, but we don't choose where we are born. We have absolutely no control over who our parents are, what language we are taught to speak, what culture we are brought up in or the colour of our skin. As a Christian, it is a firm conviction of...

July 23, 2015

Can missional communities be Baptist or are they by very nautre extra-denominational?

Church decline in the UK has been a common pattern across nearly all denominations and churches over the last 20-50 years. Average weekly attendance at the Church of England was 1,091,...

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