Entries by Bob Dunnett

A WORLD IN NEED OF WISDOM

I have been listening in to some of the proceedings of the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. The conference brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists for up to four days to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. Over the years it has […]

THE “WISE MEN” and HEROD’S MEN

How wonderful and intriguing is the Christmas story! And not least is that dramatic part of it which tells of the visit of the wise men (or Magi). This visit of the “wise men” is in actual fact probably a little post-Christmas; Matthew’s Gospel alone records the incident and there is no mention of a […]

“EMMANUEL – GOD WITH US”

  “EMMANUEL – GOD WITH US” “The Word became flesh” “He was incarnate of the Virgin Mary” For me one of the most exciting things about the Christmas story is the sheer exuberance and blatant joy with which it revels in the “other worldly” and the supernatural. We have angels manifesting themselves and speaking out […]

PEACE ON EARTH

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth Peace among men of goodwill” Lk 2:14   “Yet midst the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the angel strain has rolled two thousand […]

A PROPHET TO THE NATIONS

“Before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations” Jer. 1:5 God is interested and concerned for the small things (he made the atoms) and for the big things (he made the universe). He is concerned for everything he has made simply because he is the Creator and […]

THE DEATH OF TRUTH

“This is a nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips” Jer. 7:28 “They make ready their tongue like a bow to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land.” Jer. 9:3  God opened the eyes […]

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

The foundational pamphlets which brought this website into being were studies of the prophet Amos and his message to the northern kingdom of Israel. That message was of great relevance to our own nation. It took the form of stern warnings against a godless and selfish, money seeking society for which pleasure took precedence over […]

THE LORD of the NATIONS

The prophets of Israel whose writings we have in the Bible are not always easy to understand, but once we put them in their historical background they have immense lessons to teach us about God and the way he deals with nations. For that reason the prophets are especially important for us today as we […]

“HERE I STAND” – MARTIN LUTHER’S ANNIVERSARY

In 1517, exactly five hundred years ago the Protestant Reformation broke out in earnest and radically changed the shape of the Christian church in Europe. For some considerable time up to that point there had been rumblings of protest and numerous attempts at reforming the corruption in the Mediaeval church, but with Martin Luther the […]

“HE GAVE THEM OVER ……”

In his letter to the Romans Paul makes some incisive and disturbing observations about the pagan and Gentile world in which he found himself preaching as an apostle of the gospel of Jesus. They are increasingly appropriate for today’s world in the West. He noted that “the wrath of God was being revealed against all […]