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: (https://bibleplan.org/plans/mcheyne/). 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: , , , , , , , |

What does God want at Christmas?

One of the greatest developments in science occurred – so the story goes – when Isaac Newton asked himself, ‘Why do apples fall?’ In fact, although there are an infinite number of stupid answers there are far fewer stupid questions and sometimes the most childlike questions are actually vitally important. Asking the question, ‘What [...]

2019-01-17T13:43:40+01:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , |