Doing What God Says

At the beginning of the year I recommended reading through the whole Bible in a year and suggested the Robert Murray McCheyne Bible-reading plan: ( If you started it, I hope you’re persevering; if you haven’t, well, it’s not too late to start. Daily Bible-reading is extraordinarily helpful. Killy and I have kept to [...]

2019-05-08T10:49:55+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

God and Political Change

In the last few days I have found myself pondering this verse in the book of Proverbs: ‘When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability’ (Proverbs 28:2 nlt). It seemed particularly striking in the context of the political turmoil currently engulfing Britain and [...]

2019-04-26T08:20:04+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Black Hole and the Cross

The image of a black hole was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope. Photograph: EHT Collaboration I was fascinated by the first photograph of a black hole. No, I don’t understand the physics but it spoke to me about the grandeur of the universe and in doing so strengthened my belief that the universe is [...]

2019-04-12T09:00:33+01:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Signs of the Times?

‘One swallow does not make a summer’ goes the saying and I interpret it to mean that you should not turn a single incident into a sign of a trend. However, when two similar incidents follow in rapid succession, even the cautious observer is entitled to suspect that something is up. And in the [...]

2019-03-26T10:41:24+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , |