God: The Just and Gracious Judge

On Sunday I continued our series at Oxford Community Church on the character of God, and I spoke on the theme of God as the Just and Gracious Judge. In particular we considered: We covered a lot of ground! I trust some of it will be helpful to you. If you’re interested, you can check…

Living Sacrifice: Leave Room for God (Romans 12:17-21)

When we are wronged, we can easily feel tempted to retaliate, defend ourselves and seek revenge. But Paul says there is a better way. In the penultimate talk of our series, I consider how and why we should resist vengeance, and what it means to trust in the justice of God. For more on this…

A Lesson on Listening: The Rise and Fall of David and Driscoll

My Bible in One Year (which is taking me considerably longer than a year!) has me struggling through 2 Chronicles. I’m nearing the end, and if I’m honest, I’m grateful! There have been beautiful moments and I’ve blogged about a couple of them. But all in all, I’ve found it hard going. And one of…

Tracing the ripples from fallen pastors

It seems that hardly a month goes by without another scandal from a ‘Celebrity Pastor’. Abuse of power, sexual sin, financial irregularities, cover-ups. Each one a crushing blow; another straw heaped on the back of an already-straining camel, namely the public credibility of Christianity. I was talking to a friend the other day, and I…

Jonah: God’s Message (Jonah 3)

As Jonah emerges from the belly of the fish, God re-commissions him and sends him again to Nineveh. In this talk, Liam looks at God’s message to the city, and the message God gives us today. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)  

The Waiting Wall

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

To err is human?

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

Three Takes on Evil

Three takes on evil from Stephen King, John Gray and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn