To God Alone

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” —J.S. Bach Bach wrote the initials SDG on all his music manuscripts (Soli Deo Gloria, “To God alone be glory”). He knew what it was...

What I believe

Following on from recent thoughts on what we believe, I’ve often wondered what my own ‘creed’ would look like. I wholeheartedly endorse the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed quoted earlier, but sometimes it’s good to try and put into words...

Faith comes by hearing

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” (Rom 10:17) Bible studies in Romans will resume in September, but in the meantime, I have been thinking about this verse quite a lot. Here it is...

Seeing, Hearing, Saying

Mark preached last night on how Jesus used His eyes, ears and mouth. We began by looking at different artistic impressions of the face of Jesus, a few of which are shown below: Eyes to see In John 6:5, Jesus looked up and saw the great crowd coming. He saw the need of...

This Is What We Believe

Aaron Shust, one of my favourite Christian songwriters, has just released an album called ‘This is What We Believe’.The title has made me consider yet again exactly what we do believe. (If you want to know more about the album and the trying circumstances concerning...
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