Good Friday: Seven Words from the Cross

The gospels record seven sayings, or ‘words’, that Jesus uttered from the cross, and they are beautiful. They are measured and deep, giving us incalculable insights into the very heart and purposes of God Himself. For the past few years at Christ Church London we have spent Good Friday reflecting on these seven words, and…

Who Killed Jesus?

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

Gethsemane and the Half-Blood Prince

On Sunday I preached on the Garden of Gethsemane, one of the darkest and most psychologically intense passages of Scripture, as Jesus looks into the face of death, pleads with the Father to take away the cup of judgment, and then resolutely decides “Yet not my will, but yours.” As I was preparing for it…

Holy Week: Gethsemane (Matthew 26)

In the final hours before his arrest, trial and execution, Jesus found himself alone in a garden, wrestling in anguished prayer. This talk looks at the events in Gethsemane and considers what it was that made Jesus’ experience so unique (mp3)

The Crucification of Bell

Some thoughts on a Relevant article about the ongoing ‘crucifixion’ of Rob Bell and the state of modern Christianity.