Filthy Rags?

Posted by on 6 Apr 2013 in Pastor | 1 comment

More than once, here at the Tabernacle, I’ve heard people in prayer, praising God for his grace in saving and accepting us despite “all our righteousness” being “as filthy rags”. The prayers are always well meant, and so “amen” to the overall point – we’re saved only by grace – but let’s be clear about the filthy rags thing. It’s based on a Bible verse which has kind-of entered our consciousness but we probably couldn’t find it if asked. I had to look it up on the internet just now – it’s Isaiah 64:6. Perhaps some of the misunderstanding comes from the King James...

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“What is Truth?”

Posted by on 10 Jan 2013 in Pastor | 1 comment

My son and daughter-in-law gave me a couple of neat things for Christmas… one was a plectrum punch, so I can make guitar plectrums (picks) out of waste plastic like old credit cards. The other was a book, “The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures” by Louis Theroux. The book describes Theroux’s tour of the US as he tries to revisit some of the rather strange people he’d met while making a TV series 5 years earlier. He would, of course, have to go to America for that, because there are no eccentric or deluded people here in the UK. Anyway: in the final...

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