Sad news

Sad news today is that a local MP has been murdered in her constituency. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen had been holding a constituency surgery in Birstall when she was stabbed, shot and left bleeding. She later died. She has left a husband and two small children. I cannot understand how someone could … More Sad news

Donald Trump’s Bible

Abide with me 40 blogs of Lent, day 21 An interesting week for Christianity between the 14th and 21st February this year. Pope Francis has said that people like American Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who want to build walls instead of bridges, are not Christian. Trump responded, “No leader, especially a religious leader, should have … More Donald Trump’s Bible

Pay the fine

There’s a popular sermon illustration that goes something like this: God in the gospel, we sometimes say, is like a judge who has a guilty party before him at the bar, and he pronounces the sentence—whether it is five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or whatever.  Then the judge steps down from the bench, … More Pay the fine