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The Olympic Games

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Olympic Games are nearly upon us. In newspapers, magazines and other media outlets we are being reminded daily of their approach…

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink: that is the question.  Over the years, I have been asked many times to give my advice on the subject of alcohol.  May a Christian drink “in moderation” or should we abstain completely?  I was asked the question again a few days ago.  I didn’t have time then to answer the question fully.  So here’s my answer now.  It depends.  It depends on many things.

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Obsessed with sport?

An estimated 30 million across the UK watched England play Germany. World Cup football, Wimbledon tennis… you can’t get away from sport at the moment. Sport is one of our national idols. As a Christian, how should I react to this idolatry?

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Happy mother’s day

Yes it’s coming up again. That Sunday – dreaded by fathers all over the UK – Mothering Sunday. The 14th of March this year.

No doubt it will be no different from last year or the year before: countless panic-stricken men queuing down at the late-night Tesco on Saturday night to buy last moment flowers, chocolates, perfume, which then have to be wrapped in time for little Tommy, Jenny and two-year old Samantha to present them to mum on Sunday morning. And mum, eating her once a year breakfast in bed, will pretend …

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Cross cultural evangelism

Next week I fly out to the Philippines for a twelve day trip. I’ve been invited by Cubao Reformed Baptist Church to join them for their annual pastors’ conference. I’m looking forward to visiting what I’m told is one of the most beautiful countries of the world; I’m looking forward to meeting the members of that church. But I’m also apprehensive. Not just because I’ll be leaving behind Anne and the children. Not just because I dread airports and all the complications of getting …

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