Monday, 28 November 2016


CORE CHRISTIANITY by Michael Horton.

You can read about it here:

There is a web site by the same name that enables people to go through the book in groups – see:

We could sign up as many of our group as wish to do this.

In addition as 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the reformation we shall use the book ‘Why the Reformation Still Matters’ for some Tuesday evenings. It covers roughly the same area as Core Christianity from the view point of the Reformation.

 See here –

Saturday, 10 September 2016


If you would like to look more into the question of fasting then I would recommend the book by John Piper, 'A HUNGER FOR GOD'. 

This can be download for free as a pdf file from the DESIRING GOD website section on Books, or try using the following link:

Two extracts: 
"In other words, in this age there is an ache inside every Christian that Jesus is not here as fully and intimately and as powerfully and as gloriously as we want him to be. We hunger for so much more. That is why we fast." 

"We have tasted the powers of the age to come, and our fasting is not because we are hungry for something we have not experienced, but because the new wine of Christ’s presence is so real and so satisfying. We must have all that it is possible to have. The newness of our fasting is this: its intensity comes not because we have never tasted the wine of Christ’s presence, but because we have tasted it so wonderfully by his Spirit, and cannot now be satisfied until the consummation of joy arrives. The new fasting, the Christian fasting, is a hunger for all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19), aroused by the aroma of Jesus’ love and by the taste of God’s goodness in the gospel of Christ (1 Peter 2:2–3)."

Sunday, 26 June 2016



I have been greatly enjoying listening to a series by Derek Thomas on Pilgrim's Progress. I have read this book more times than any other apart from the Bible. Every time I have learned more and never failed to enjoy this compelling allegory (a story that is a picture) of the Christian life. 

You can hear the series on the following link:

Or go to the Ligonier Ministries web site, Renewing your Mind, and go to Ministries, then to Renewing Your Mind Broadcast, begin at 13th June 2016.

Or down load the app to your phone and access the talks that way. 

They are offering the talks for purchase and there is an on line courses you can buy, but you can listen to the talks free of charge. 

I suggest that you down load them to 'itunes', or what ever you use, as soon as possible, then you will have the talks if they remove them.