In God we trust: but, do we?

Isaiah 7:1-9 Peace Whenever I meet or get in touch with some of the believers in Russia or Ukraine, I get the response, Мир Вам, meaning ‘I wish you peace’. For a Jewish person it would be ‘shalom’, meaning much the same except it has the richer significance of ‘peace and well-being’. Despite these go... Continue reading


Blind Men and the Elephant

When I was overseas a couple of years ago, preparing to teach a course at a Bible Institute in an East European Country, I was lent the book “Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology” by Roger E. Olson, to read in my spare time. After hearing a brief account of it from an American ... Continue reading


A People of Law, or Grace

Israel’s history began with Abraham (Rom. 4:1). God called him out of his pagan homeland in Mesopotamia and promised to make him a great nation, to bless him, and to make him a blessing to the other nations of the world. Israel as the chosen nation was to become the people through whom the Saviour would ultimately be born. But, to... Continue reading


Diluted Christianity

Present day Church How are we to understand the problems of many contemporary Christian churches? Is there a crisis of faith among some believers? Is there no longer a trust in the authority of the Bible as the Word of God? Has materialism overwhelmed faith? I want to look at it from a different point of view. Perhaps a large part of t... Continue reading


Influenced or influencing

A confused evangelicalism A survey among American churches indicated that 48% of ‘born-again’ Christians either believed or were not sure that Satan was merely a symbolic way of referring to all that is evil. Of the same research population 60% believed that “Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and others all pray t... Continue reading