Category: bible

Even bigger than Star Wars…

I’m delighted to to announce that my next book will be out in the summer. IVP will be publishing it, under the title: ‘Cutting to the Heart: Applying the Bible in Preaching and Teaching.’ The basic argument is that God uses his Word to change us to be like Jesus, and when we preach we should

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Four reasons I have lots of bibles. And why I have one I don’t read.

Moving house recently meant that there was huge encouragement to de-clutter.  And I did the brave thing of not only de-cluttering the house but de-cluttering my study. I. Chucked. Books. Out. There, I said it. But I don’t think I threw away any bibles, and that wasn’t for either superstitious or nostalgic reasons.  I think

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More than enough for any preacher

I’d had more than enough of being an itinerant preacher. For the past dozen years or so I’ve been free of Sunday pastoral responsibilities (I’ve had family responsibilities, of course), and so I’ve tracked round the place helping out friends who were on their own and needed a visitor to say the same things in

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2013 Top posts #4 – My 10 top take-aways from Matt Chandler

We had a really encouraging and enthusiastic afternoon with Matt Chandler. Here are my top takeaways:- Parents – We need to keep articulating the gospel, otherwise our kids will believe that either legalism or licence is the way to go. The gospel must NOT be assumed Otherwise we, and they, will continually want to get

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2013 Top posts #6 – Book Review: The Gospel Transformation Bible, and NIV Proclamation Bible

Two new Bibles have just thumped onto my desk. They are both handsome specimens of their kind, and I thought it would be worth reviewing them side by side. The Proclamation Bible (PB) is produced with the aim of equipping preachers. It is based on the 2011 NIV, and a magnificent range of practising preachers

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