Acts 2.14-41: How not to bore people with sermons

I was recently asked to preach a sermon about preaching sermons. Sermons do not have a good reputation. The novelist Anthony Trollope wrote in Barchester Towers: There is no greater hardship inflicted upon mankind in civilised countries than the necessity of listening to sermons. Must it be so? Do sermons have to be boring? IContinue reading “Acts 2.14-41: How not to bore people with sermons”

Interview with Jackie Pullinger

Jackie Pullinger is one of the most inspiring missionary pioneers of the twentieth (and now the twenty-first) centuries. She went to Hong Kong in the 1960s as a twenty-something music graduate and found herself working with addicts, prostitutes and Triad gangsters in the notorious Walled City. Here she is (interviewed by Nicky and Pippa GumbelContinue reading “Interview with Jackie Pullinger”

Love Story #4: When the wine gave out

“When the wine gave out…” It usually does. Human life is like that. Hardly ever does the first excitement and fulfilment of any experience last indefinitely. Sooner or later the new relationship, the new job, the new church, the new house, the new car, the new anything not only loses a little of its initialContinue reading “Love Story #4: When the wine gave out”