And all the Church Cried out to God?

I write this piece under the assumption that it will be read by those who are in some measure distressed by the current state of the culture in which they live. In many ways our situation is unique. Has there ever been a time when people thought that a marriage didn’t necessarily need a man or a woman? Of that it was okay to kill babies by the million under the banner of choice? Or when a man could just […]

On Telling the Difference Between Historic Anglicanism & ISIS: Clue – One Does Baptisms, the Other Does Executions

If you happened to visit my church on a Sunday, here is what you would find: a group of people of all ages – we don’t do age segregation – participating in a worship service in the historic Anglican tradition. After the service you would enjoy coffee and tea, along with plenty of fellowship and laughter. If you happened to turn up on the first Sunday of the month, we would ask you to join us for lunch – an […]

Mistaking Baby Food for Meat: How Christians Are Taught to Stay in Perpetual Infancy

Imagine trying to give a baby solid food before it is ready. Not a happy idea, and I don’t recommend trying it. Now imagine giving a grown adult baby food. Kind of a weird thought that one, and again not one that I can heartily recommend. Now imagine one more scenario, but this time after moving their child onto solid food, after a while the parents decide to take him off it, and go back to feeding him breast milk […]

What is Wisdom?

My latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International What is wisdom? Here are a couple of definitions, taken at random from the internet: The ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition There is no doubt a lot to be said for these definitions. We certainly need knowledge and experience to be able to exercise wisdom, and the outcome of exercising wisdom will […]

Creating Islands of Stability in an Unstable World

This is my latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International A year ago, I entered my 40s, by which you will rightly deduce that I was born in the 1970s. When I think back to the world at the time of my childhood, and then compare it to the world of 2016, there are a huge number of differences, far too numerous to mention. Yet if I had to pick one thing among all others that stands out as the defining […]

One More Thing and I’m Leaving the Church of Zengland

My latest little gripe against the Church of England for Conservative Woman Forgive me, but I need to begin with a joke (adapted from one I once heard told about Episcopalians): Two elderly Anglican gentlemen are sitting in their pew in their local church waiting for a service to begin. Both are true believers, but have become distraught at the way the CofE has been going in recent years. Suddenly the lights dim, and a laser show accompanied by hardcore […]

‘Christian Paganism’ Advocate Appointed Bishop of Barking & Batty

Heavy Satire Warning: Readers Should Take Care When Reading the Following Piece and Then Check out This Article The Church of England has appointed a leading advocate of a new form of Christian Paganism as Bishop of Barking and Batty. On 26th November, the Prime Minister’s Office announced The Queen had approved the nomination of Rev Darren Goring to the Suffragan See in the diocese of Nutbury. The new Bishop, who will be consecrated in February at Westminster Abbey, is […]

The Goals & Importance of Church Discipline

Below is my latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International As a trustee of a church, I recently sat down with my fellow trustees to draw up a document setting out how we should handle situations where church discipline becomes necessary. Talking these things over was a reminder of just how important it is for churches to have a balanced Biblical approach to this issue, and though I claim no great wisdom in these matters, I’d like to set out a […]