Viewing 20 posts by Dave Bish

  • Singing Leads to Reformation image

    Singing Leads to Reformation

    For some it seems easy to cite the charismatic movement as a triumph of style over substance, and the same might be said of the Wesleyan revival, the Great Awakening... Read more
  • Of H&M, Ben & Jerry’s and HDTV image

    Of H&M, Ben & Jerry’s and HDTV

    The world is full of alluring things. That was true in the days of the Puritans in the 16th and 17th Centuries just as it is today and was in the days of Hosea. The... Read more
  • The Reason For God image

    The Reason For God

    What if ‘Puritan’ started to be a word you’d want to claim for yourself? What if it turned out that they were actually less cold and austere and more a generation... Read more
  • Forgotten is the Minor Key: The Hope that We Have (Part 4) image

    Forgotten is the Minor Key: The Hope that We Have (Part 4)

    Some stories are tragic. Ian McEwan doesn’t know how to write anything else. He paints with words the most beautiful Oxfordshire landscapes on which to spread misery... Read more
  • I want to be here Forever: The Hope that We Have (Part 3) image

    I want to be here Forever: The Hope that We Have (Part 3)

    This Christian hope has a double focus. It is physical, as physical as Christ’s resurrection body. It is personal, as personal as our Christ. It is as physical and... Read more
  • These eyes will see: The Hope that We Have (Part 2) image

    These eyes will see: The Hope that We Have (Part 2)

    In a world without God we grasp after hope but have no real reason to expect any. Read more
  • Upgrade me: The Hope that We Have (Part 1) image

    Upgrade me: The Hope that We Have (Part 1)

    “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.... Read more
  • Proving that Elvis has Left the Building image

    Proving that Elvis has Left the Building

    Thirty four years ago Elvis Presley died. Subsequently people have claimed that Elvis is alive, but the best evidence for that is just a string of bad impersonators. No... Read more
  • God in the Present Tense image

    God in the Present Tense

    Is it that we have the best music? The best buildings?
    The best strategies? The best behaviour?
    What’s the key?
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  • The Spirit Distinctly Came on Me image

    The Spirit Distinctly Came on Me

    It’s easy to think a lot about our own lives, but Christianity tells a different story. Christ died and as we have put our faith in him, we have died too. To die is a... Read more