Where does our comfort come from?

You could describe 2020 in lots of ways; disastrous, tragic, or calamitous, maybe shocking, surprising or unexpected. It’s certainly been unusual, never mind historic and of course, that word that is thrown about all too often, unprecedented.

If I was summing up the past year, I might say that 2020 has been a year of discomfort. Why might I say that? Continue reading

Christians in a Post COVID-19 World?

As we begin another period of lockdown with the number of cases of COVID-19 and the number of deaths rising relentlessly, people are losing hope. There is concern about the effects on employment, the economy and our individual freedoms.

There have been positive community responses: local care groups; support for elderly neighbours; people generally being obedient to the requests and advice of Government; Christians lighting candles to affirm the light of Christ in a dark situation; and scientists across the world collaborating in the search for a vaccine against the virus. Continue reading

PS…And your lanyard says in God we trust

Larry Norman’s ‘Great American Novel’ is a classic Christian song, prophetically ahead of its time in its articulation of the United States’ claim that Christian values are at the centre of its national life, whilst a litany of truths about power structures and daily life in the country so plainly contradicted that. The chorus of the song railed that: Continue reading