2015/07 Abortion - Another Look Parents will recall the joy of heart when given the news of an impending addition to the family. As Christians, we testify that: “children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” (Psalm 127:3). For some, that joy is shattered by the detection
2015/11 Is there a Christian Sabbath? On Sunday 13th September, the first fully timed marathon to be staged in County Tyrone passed through the village of Sixmilecross, bringing 850 runners on to the rural roads, and impacting travel to and from our regular morning service. That it should be so scheduled, and that the sole
Was the death of the Lord Jesus Christ a failure, as the Pope says, or was it His greatest victory? “We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:23)
2016/05 Rome and the Reformation Father’ Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household since 1980, participated at the inauguration of the Church of England’s Tenth General Synod in Westminster Abbey in November 2015. The Catholic Herald reported that Cantalamessa praised the “theological and spiritual enrichment” of the Reformation. Fine words – but was this really
2016/01 A Word to Women “The tongue is a little member.” James 3:5 I love little things – tiny ornaments, for example. But some little things don’t thrill me; insects such as flies and earwigs come to mind! In James 3:5 we are told, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things.
2016/07 1966 Should it be Remembered? 1966: To most in the United Kingdom the year means only one thing: the triumph of the English soccer team in the World Cup – an event all the more memorable because it has not been repeated in the fifty years since! But for Free Presbyterians, there is something
When King John, under considerable duress, pressed his royal seal on to the Magna Carta (Great Charter) on 15 June 1215, he could not have predicted that this document would shape our ideas of individual rights and freedoms for hundreds of years to come.
2016/07 Witnessing to Muslims All Christians will have a desire to share the gospel of Christ with people they meet. As we rub shoulders with others in this world we discover that they have their own faiths and world-views. As such it is helpful to understand what they might think or believe in order to
2013/09 Is there a Christian Work Ethic? The ‘Christian work ethic’ is often attributed to the teachings of Reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin and is often styled the ‘Protestant Work Ethic’. God’s Word contains considerable teaching about work, and shows clearly that it is God’s will for an able bodied person to work