Christian lessons from D-Day and Operation Overlord

Today is the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the plan for the Allied invasion of France to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe, going into action. There are many good lessons to learn from it, but as some of these will not be noted by our mainstream media, I offer a few additional ones for the Christian church. …

Continue reading Christian lessons from D-Day and Operation Overlord

The 20th-century Icon

Rarely can it be so clearly demonstrated that people, and even whole societies, cannot see what is plainly in front of their eyes.   Not only is this a theological truth, illustrated by the atheism believed by intelligent people, but the current BBC2 series Icons is yet another example of this common phenomenon. The aim …

Continue reading The 20th-century Icon

Hellenization and Hanukkah

Today is the final day of the Jewish Hanukkah celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes.  It is a winter festival, mentioned in the New Testament: 'it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem, and it was …

Continue reading Hellenization and Hanukkah

Military might, political revolution or Christian love?

Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Hitler and a host of other people sought to aggrandise themselves and build an empire by military might.  Karl Marx and his followers want to change the world by political revolution.  Jesus Christ is doing it by Christian love, and has been doing it for two millennia, with many more to …

Continue reading Military might, political revolution or Christian love?