Tag Archive: gospel

David: The Chosen One (1 Sam 16:1-13)

The people of God have asked for a king, expecting someone who is strong, powerful and wealthy. But God seems to have different ideas. In the first talk of our this series, Liam… Continue reading

God’s Tattoo (Isaiah 49)

If God had a tattoo, what would it be? This talk, from our Baby Dedication Service, reflects on Isaiah 49 (mp3)

Peter (John 13:1-17)

Why did Jesus wash the feet of his disciples? And why do many Christians continue this practice to this day? (mp3)

Seven Words from the Cross

An introduction to our Holy Week series: seven words from the cross.

How to Reach your Context

What is contextualisation and how should we do it? A recording from a recent online hangout for The Broadcast Network (video)

The Substitute Son

A Good Friday reflection on Barabbas and the substitute son.

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)

Athens: Recommended Reading

Some recommended reading on Greek Philosophy and engaging with culture.

MultipliCity: Athens (Acts 17:16-31)

What does Paul’s preaching in Athens teach us about communicating effectively in a way that connects with our culture and context? (mp3)

The Fox and the Fleas

How does a fox rid itself of fleas? An illustration of the cross.

Yeast of Eden

Is there any clearer ‘Echo of Eden’ than the Artisan Food Movement?
A few thoughts on a theology of food.

Easter Saturday: Crying Out For Rescue

An Easter Saturday reflection on the despair, irony and hope in Psalm 88

The Mystery and Irony of Matthew 27:42

A brilliant quote from D.A. Carson on the taunt of Matthew 27:42.

Joseph: The Transformation of Judah (Genesis 44)

A talk on Genesis 44, the masks we wear, and how the gospel can set us free. (mp3)

Philippians 2 and John 1

A couple of talks from a recent trip to Christ Church Manchester.

Philippians 1:1-14

How was Paul able to write such a joyful letter to the Philippians from a Roman jail cell? (mp3)

Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 1

Why has nobody rebranded Christianity? And how did a symbol of weakness and defeat become a source of hope for so many? (mp3)

What is the Gospel?

Why is the death of one man 2,000 years ago good news for anyone? (mp3)

A Cruciform Epistemology

A whistle-stop tour of Galatians from N.T. Wright.

Luke 14:25-33

What does it cost to follow Jesus? (mp3)

Revelation (pt II): The Lamb and the Throne (Rev 4-5)

John’s first glimpse into heaven is a dazzling picture: strange creatures, precious jewels, and a dramatic scene with thousands of worshippers (mp3)

The Living One (John 19:41-20:18)

What is the significance of the resurrection in the gospel of John? (mp3)

The Word Become Flesh (John 1:1-5)

John 1 is like an overture to the letter as a whole, beginning with an audacious claim: that Jesus is the Word become flesh (mp3)

Nagging Questions on the Mission of the Church

Trevin Wax offers some questions about Gilbert and DeYoung’s latest book.

Dead Men Walking (Eph 2:1-10)

What are our greatest needs, and how does God fulfil them? (mp3)