Archive | January 2011

Sermon: A Lesson From The Lost

Preaching from the Prodigal Son story in Luke 15:11-32.

Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on the 30th of January 2011

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Justin Bieber Must Die!

Look, I’m just going to put it out there. What I’m about to say won’t win me any friends or make me Mr Popular on the internet. But you need to hear this.

Justin Bieber bashing is not cool.

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Webcomics Monday: Something Positive and Puppets

In general, Christians are really keen to use everything at their disposal to tell people about Jesus. However, this earnestness can go really, really wrong. There are no shortage of examples of Christians trying to engage with culture and producing horrific results. The kind of thing that scars children and gives them nightmares for life.

Something Positive presents for your appraisal: Christian puppets.

I have puppets that I use for Christian ministry. They are cute and fun. My orangutan Doctor Zaius will not consume your soul. But he might give you a hug.


Sermon: Luke 12

As part of a series looking at parables in the Gospel of Luke, here’s my sermon on Luke 12:13-21 called “The Great Aussie Dream.”

Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on January 16 2011.

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Football and Adultery

If a football player appears in the news outside of the sports section, chances are it’s not because they’ve been behaving themselves. It seems there’s always one scandal or another rocking the football community, regardless of which code you follow. Players cheating with each others wives, engaging in group sex, accused of rape, having photos of them naked and/or molesting animals leaded on the internet, getting drunk and assaulting people in night clubs… really it’s not that hard to think of examples of footballers misbehaving.

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It’s no secret that I love comics. And it’s no secret that I love Jesus. However, it’s not often that these two loves of mine intersect. When it comes to Christian comics, it’s apparently really hard to punch out a quality product. The Christian stuff can be really good, but the art is boring and uninspired. Or the art can be really good, but in the process really misses the mark and you’re left with something that’s not quite Christian. Worse case scenario? The art is bad and the message is dodgy. What we need are more good Christian comics.

Parable is a really, really good Christian comic.

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From Formspring: Is Fishing Biblical?

I’ve been pretty slack with answering questions off my Formspring site. Today that changes. Each week I’m going to try and answer at least one question both here and on Formspring. If you have any questions about Jesus or pop culture that you’d like answered, head on over and ask away!

Today’s question: Is fishing biblical?

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