Easter 25

Today marks 24 years since I began here at St Stephen’s Bellevue Hill in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. I’m very thankful to our God and Heavenly Father for his mercy and grace in upholding me through that time. It…

The Faithfulness of God

“Genesis 15 packs a remarkable punch for us: God himself is willing to suffer the curse of the covenant.” (Davis, ‘Faith of our Father’, p 65) I came across this marvellous line by Dale Davis when I was preaching on…

Bird Reviews

So after posting my short review on Michael Bird’s ‘Evangelical Theology’ 2nd Edition, I had a quick glance at some reviews. Well, suffice to say that Bird would need to have a hippo’s thick skin if he was going to…

Evangelical Theology

One of the biggest frustrations that I had when I studied Theology back in the late 80s and early 1990s, was finding material for preparing essays on Doctrine and Theology. There were a number of books and systematic theologies around…

A New World

You have probably heard of Wordle which has become a very popular puzzle in 2022. But have you heard of Worldle? It involves a shape of a country coming up on the screen and then working out which country or…

Palm Sunday – Coming to Jerusalem

“And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.” (Luke 19:28). I’m writing on 24th March 2022. I note that because it was exactly 20 years ago today that I heard a stirring sermon on…