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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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And such were some of you

I’ve decided to devote this letter to a subject that you may feel you don’t want to read about. Yet it’s a subject that none of us can avoid.  As a child, I had never heard of homosexuality.  I presume the preachers I listened to skipped over certain Bible passages – or maybe I simply wasn’t tuned in to what they were saying.  In my teens I became aware that there were people who had this strange attraction towards their own sex.  But I had never met anyone who admitted to …

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Abortion

Last week Anne and I had a moving experience.  We saw our baby clearly for the first time. Anne went to the hospital for an ultra-sound scan.  Afterwards we looked at the pictures together.  There it is: our child, a little human being, eyes, nose, ears, fingers, toes.  Anne told me that at one point she could see the whole spine – every individual bone.

Our baby is twenty-one weeks old.  It’s thirteen weeks since its heart started beating.  It pulls faces – it can frown, squint, …

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