Entries by Bob Dunnett

CREATION SPEAKS – A REALITY CHECK

Last week we wrote about the text, “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Ps 19:1). This paean of praise from David’s lips was underlined by Paul’s words, “what may be known about God is plain … for since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and his divinity – […]

THE HEAVENS SPEAK

“The heavens declare the glory of God” Ps 19:1  The days we live in are getting increasingly turbulent and threatening. Political turmoil faces us at home, and strong arm rulers are increasing across the world. The problems facing us are almost entirely problems of man’s own creating. Human beings have always been their own worst […]

DARK SHADOW OVER THE NATION

“This year it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood. In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies”. “As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray”. (From the Queen’s Birthday message this week.) The Queen took the unusual step of sending out a message on her birthday celebration […]

“PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES”

This blog is not intended to make any “political” judgements over the extraordinary event of the election last week. Such judgements are all over the papers and still continuing!  I have found some of them to be very helpful, but the fact is that I have very little of the political “background” that would make […]

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

“John baptised with water but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit” (Jesus to his disciples) Acts 1:5 “Exalted to the right hand of God, he (Jesus) has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear”. (Peter preaching at Pentecost) Acts […]

AN EXCELLENT PRAYER INITIATIVE

We are coming to the end this week of what I believe is one of the most productive and promising of the many prayer initiatives that we have seen of recent years.  I am referring to the ten day prayer initiative launched by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and John Sentamu, the Archbishop of […]

WATCHING YOUR THOUGHTS

THE CALL TO GODLINESS in an AGE OF JUDGEMENT – 4  “We have the mind of Christ” 1 Cor.2:16 “Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus” Phil.2:5 “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Rom. 12:2 “I will put my laws into their minds” Heb. 8:10 “Love the Lord your […]

STRAWS IN A SECULAR WIND

Recent reports from funeral directors and burial authorities have noted a very sharp decline in Church and Christian funerals.  Newspapers have commented on it. They have confirmed what many of us have noted with much sadness over a number of years. Funeral “services” can now be conducted by a great variety of people and are […]

APPALLING VULNERABILITY

What a lesson was driven home to us this last week end! A cyber bug crippling hospitals and businesses; operations and consultations stopped in their tracks, and cars frozen on assembly lines. The lesson was simply that our modern world is appallingly vulnerable. Cyber sabotage, for whatever reason, may not be as obviously bloodthirsty in […]

“THE END OF HISTORY ?”

In the last decade of the twentieth century a well-known American Professor wrote an historical survey in which he made a startling comment that we had reached “the end of history”. On the face of it the statement was absurd, but what he was seemingly trying to convey was that we had reached a stage […]