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Book Give Away!

I wrote a new book which came out last Easter just after the first lockdown started, and so, well, even I sort of forgot about it. But, I eventually got my hands on a few copies, so, I'd like to give two of them away.  The book is about the theology of the founders of the Apostolic Church, so it should hopefully be of interest to Apostolic pastors, which means one of the copies is reserved for any pastor in the Apostolic Church. The other copy is for anyone in the UK (because international postage is too expensive, sorry!). Here's the link to enter the competition. (I've never tried making a competition before, so sorry if it's not the most slick!) There are four ways to enter.  1) Subscribe to the blog by email. 2) Follow me on Twitter. 3) Tweet about the competition using via the competition page above.  4) For the pastor copy, any pastor can email me at the address in the Apostolic Church UK Staff Address Book.  You can see the full table of contents on the Google b

Of Carols and Links


One of my favourite songs at this time of year is O Come O Come Emmanuel. It may not be the most popular of carols (after all, it's really and advent carol rather than one for Christmas), but it is one which is both musically beautiful (at least in my rather subjective opinion) and, even more importantly, theologically rich. Over at the Gospel Coalition, J.V. Fesko (academic dean of Westminster Seminary California and author of Justification, one of this years best theological books) explains the theology behind the hymn. Have a read, it might help you see O Come O Come Emmanuel in a whole new light.

Whilst on the topic of seasonal songs, Justin Taylor has been highlighting a few good Christmas albums recently and giving free downloads of some of the songs. The albums include Advent Songs from Sojourn Music, Silent Night from Red Mountain Music (which includes a great contemporary recording of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, another of my favourite advent hymns), Savior from Sovereign Grace music, and Salvation is Created from Bifrost Arts.