‘The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge…Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.’ (Psalm 19.1-2, 4) ‘Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen,…
Gunpowder and Golden Ladders: Cai Guo-Qiang and the wonder of the incarnation
On Sunday I preached on Christmas as a story of hope; light breaking into the darkness. You can check out the talk here. I used an example to illustrate the power of the incarnation. It’s from the Netflix documentary Sky Ladder, about the work of the contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang who makes incredible artwork…
Light Breaks In
It’s no coincidence that lights play a huge part in how we celebrate Christmas; the whole story is about light breaking into darkness. (mp3)
The Proper Place
Andy Crouch broke my TV. And I’m grateful.
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)
Can Art Change the World? Thoughts from Coltrane and Vonnegut
A couple of quotes on art’s (in)ability to change the world.
The Waiting Wall
A preaching illustration about sin and the stuff we keep hidden inside.
2015, in sounds, sights, words, tastes and experiences
A review of the best things I’ve listened to, watched, read, eaten or experienced in 2015.
Hamlet, two ways
Comparing two approaches to Hamlet. Which is more truthful? And which is more beautiful? And what does that have to do with preaching?
Athens: Recommended Reading
Some recommended reading on Greek Philosophy and engaging with culture.