When the foundations are destroyed

When the foundations are destroyed, what shall the righteous do? (Psa. 11 v3)

I have been wondering about the outpouring of anger and the demonstrations in the weeks following the Brexit result – this is Britain after all, and we don’t take to the streets easily! It occurred to me that, in part at least, it may have been an issue of identity. What do I mean?

For the last 5 or 6 decades, the ‘foundations’ of our society have been in the process of being destroyed:

The disciples were called Christians in Antioch first

The disciples were called Christians in Antioch first 

Of course, this was a nickname, probably a term of mockery, even abuse. But many a true word is spoken in jest. “Christian” means like Christ or little Christ and that is the goal of disciples – to be like their Master.

It’s funny how things change ...


"Worship is the submission of all our nature to God.
It is the quickening of our conscience by his holiness;
the nourishment of our mind with his truth;
the purifying of the imagination by his beauty;
the opening of the heart to his love;
the surrender of the will to his purpose;
and all this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable"
William Temple 1944

Well said Bill, that's why worshipping my wonderful God has to be my number one priority from which all other service proceeds.


As things seem to get worse and scarier in the Middle east have you ever thought about the intense pressures on Pastors from Israel and the surrounding countries?
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Yeshua Explored - 19th November 2015

What’s different about us?

Let me tell you about one of the saddest things I’ve witnessed in my Christian life. It was a Sunday morning TV studio discussion on BBC1 and the subject was the very emotive Creation vs. Evolution debate. As is usual with such discussions, the audience were generally more insightful and Biblically astute than the invited “experts”, but one exchange lives long in my memory. A very prominent Anglican had just been confronted at length by a creationist, who was asking him why he seemed to over-sympathise with the position of the non-Christian evolutionists. The Anglican then turned to his chief protagonist in the debate, a hardened atheist scientist, and said something like this; I feel a greater kindred spirit with you than the creationist over there