Should a Christian go to war?

Some people would say, it is our duty to fight for what is right. This view has been put forward by several leaders like George Bush, Tony Blair, and David Cameron; all of whom profess to be Christians in some form. But firstly, the idea of what is right varies from person to person, and…

Why is Jerusalem always in the news?

“Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God!” (Psalm 87v3) Jerusalem is a very important place for Bible believers. It is God’s special city, as we see in the quote above. We know it is there that the Lord Jesus Christ will take up his throne and rule over the kingdom of God…

Beginner’s Guide to Reading the Bible – Part 4

If you wanted to go into a shop and buy a Bible (and please do, by the way!) you need to make a choice about which version, or translation, you would like. This is because the Bible was not originally written in English, but instead Hebrew and Greek. Assuming you can’t read those original languages,…

The Parable of the Supermarkets

In my town there are two supermarkets. One is right in the centre of the town, well signposted and easy to find. There is a huge, free car park right next to it. When you get inside, all the aisles are very wide, and it’s not difficult to find what you want. There’s pop music…

Are you afraid of the future?

Change happens at tremendous pace these days, and humans are generally speaking not very keen on it. This is because we are creatures of habit, we like routines and familiarity, and it is hard to change what we are used to. The future can be a worrying prospect, as we simply don’t know what’s around…

Beginner’s Guide to Reading the Bible – Part 3

For our third post in this series, we’re going to think about some of the symbols in the Bible. The Bible is full of symbols. Overall this is a good thing because: It makes the Bible more interesting to read because it is easier to picture things. It means you can link different parts of…

Stargazing and the Bible

The BBC are currently broadcasting Stargazing Live, their annual look at the night sky, and this year Professor Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain were surprisingly good at admitting the amout of guesswork involved in astronomy. During the course of tonight’s show, Dara asked the very sensible question: “You’re dealing with such huge numbers, how do you know…