Letter from the Manse (138)

Thought provoking, biblical, often topical but always worth a read!

  • God’s plan for 2011

    I wonder how many of you listened to the Queen’s speech broadcast on Christmas Day.  Her Majesty reminded us that 2011 would be the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised Version of the Bible.

  • A Visit to the Mosque

    Recently I spent a happy weekend with my friend Philip and his family.  On the Saturday I preached three times at a conference for pastors and other church leaders.  Sunday afternoon, Philip and I went to the mosque together...

  • A View from the Piano

    Most people have probably never thought about what it’s like to be an accompanist – to play the piano or another instrument whilst we sing to God. That’s because most of us don’t have to do it. But even those of us who do play don’t always think carefully about…

  • 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…

  • 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?