In his exceptional book ‘The Prodigal God’, Tim Keller says… Jesus’s teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We […]

IS GOD HOMOPHOBIC: Making sense of why the Bible teaches that homosexual practice is sinful

On the 4th of July, 2015, the Humans of New York Facebook Page posted this image… The post was shared tens of thousands of times and attracted 100’s of thousands of ‘likes’. Even Hillary Clinton commented: “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible […]

Seeker-Sensitve Church Services (Part Three)

PRACTICAL STEPS ‘SEEKER SENSITIVE’ VS. ‘EXCELLENCE’ The first thing that needs to be clarified about ‘seeker-sensitive services’ is that they do not necessarily have to value ‘excellence’ or feel like a ‘performance’. Consider the following table… It is possible to have a service that values ‘excellence’, but only caters for believers (Quadrant 1). It is […]