Five and a half reviews of six parts of seven books

Some quick (bits of) reviews of some (bits of) books I read (bits of) on my holiday!

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Love Made Visible (1 John 4:7-19)

What is love? How can we know it? And how do we get round the problem of the invisibility of God? A talk on 1 John 4:7-19 (mp3)

Everybody Needs a Deity for a Pillow

Reflections on 1 John 1 and ‘touching the face of God.’

Life, Light and Love (1 John 1:1-2:2)

This talk looks at the offer of life, the problem of light and the solution of love in 1 John 1-2 (mp3)

The Waiting Wall

A preaching illustration about sin and the stuff we keep hidden inside.

Modern Romance (Genesis 29)

In this talk, Liam looks at the story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah and considers how (not) to find healthy relationships. (mp3)

To err is human?

An excerpt from The Pursuing God, which looks at the question of whether Jesus could have sinned.

A Place to Belong (Mark 2)

Why is community important for our emotional health? And what can the story of 5 guys and a mat teach us about building deep relationships? (mp3)

Pascal on Instagram

A 17th century French Philosopher offers some challenging words for those of us who document our every lunch, landscape or latte-art on social media.

Carmel and Calvary

A short extract from Peter Leithart’s commentary on Elijah at Mount Carmel.

The Divine Whisperer (Hebrews 1:1-3)

How should we think about God speaking in this secular age? In this talk, Liam lays the foundation for this new series, by considering three insights about the Word of God from Hebrews chapter 1. (mp3)

The Substitute Son

A Good Friday reflection on Barabbas and the substitute son.

Who Killed Jesus?

Who killed Jesus? A short reflection on the Roman and Jewish charges, and Jesus’ own intentions.

Quest for the perfect hot cross bun…

My quest for the perfect hot cross bun culminates with this recipe.

Holy Week Reflections

I haven’t been entirely idle… here’s some info about a few bits I’ve been writing, including a series of reflections for Holy Week.

Joshua: The New Covenant (Joshua 24)

The book of Joshua ends with a poignant ceremony in Shechem, a place with a rich history. In this talk Liam looks at Joshua 24 and considers our need for a New Covenant. (mp3)

Church Without Make Up

A short reflection on church, beauty and Ephesians 5

Joshua: The City of Refuge (Joshua 20)

As the people prepare to settle in the land, God gives instructions for how they are to conduct themselves, and the kind of cities they are to build. In this talk, Liam looks at the themes of justice and refuge, and how we can live as ‘good news’ people. (mp3)

Walker With Dinosaurs: On Creation and the BBC

Can the public trust a reporter who believes in a Creator? Some thoughts on Dan Walker, Rupert Myers, Creation and the BBC

A Mischievous Lenten Game…

A mischievous game to play on friends who have given up social media for Lent.

Sausage and cauliflower bread pudding

I dislike wasting food. I’ve blogged before on the enormous amount of bread that gets binned in the UK – 24 million slices a day. And I’ve also offered a few suggestions for how… Continue reading

Joshua: Crossing the Jordan (Joshua 3)

The people prepare to cross the Jordan, and as with Moses before, the water parts to let them through. In this talk on Joshua 3, Liam considers the themes of consecration, faith, and baptism. (mp3)

Technology and Multisite Preaching. Or ‘Did Jesus eat chia seeeds?’

So with my tongue lodged somewhere in the vicinity of my cheek, here are four vaguely interconnected observations from my first stab at live multisite preaching.

Jesus, Gun Control and “Homeric” Wisdom

Some thoughts from Homer Simpson on Jesus and gun control.

2015, in 21 Book Reviews

2015 in 21 short book reviews