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2 Corinthians 12

“…a thorn in the flesh…”

Paul mixes several themes in this chapter, but one cannot help but notice that signs and wonders came second to how the Corinthians lived their lives. This completely reverses ...

2 Corinthians 11

“…are they ministers of Christ?”

Scripture tells us there are two churches – one that is genuine and another that is false. Outwardly there is little to differentiate them, just as wheat and tares look...

Halloween Harms Children

Loving parents will not willingly put their children in danger... unless it is Halloween. Give children anything wrapped in fun and games and they will accept it. But, to my mind, Halloween festivitie...

The ‘Day of the Lord’

“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:” (Isaiah 2:12)

This is the first text mentioning th...

2 Corinthians 10

“…the measure of the rule….”

In my experience those who oppose what I say, do so on the grounds of my being (supposedly) ‘worldly’ and ‘full of hate’. I am told that it is wrong to ‘attack’ fellow Beli...

2 Corinthians 9

“…soweth bountifully….”

In this chapter we find Paul doing something he would be hated for today – he is testing the churches and getting them to prove the truth of their Christian claims. Without a do...

2 Corinthians 8

“…abound in this grace also.”

I write this after receiving a communication (one of several) from a charismatic in Canada. In his vitriolic email he accused me of teaching witchcraft, because I oppose t...

2 Corinthians 7

“…filled with comfort…”

I first attended a church about two weeks after I was born. Church attendance was a part of my life, as it was for almost everyone in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In those days, with ...

Alexander and the Jews

Alexander and the Jews

“7. Next came the Greek empire, or the ‘third kingdom’, first made great by Alexander (but) inferior to both the Babylonian and the Persian empires in terms of finances, character and spread. Thus, th...

Recant or Go Mr Speaker

Email sent to: Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, ...

Standing With Israel

Why are we ‘standing with Israel’?

Our resolve has nothing to do with politics, n...

Did Jesus have human parents?

It is simplistic to suggest we cannot possibly ascertain what is good and bad if...

2 Kings 25

In this the final chapter of 2 Kings, and the final days of the kingdom of Judah...

1 Kings 22

We all know that chalk and cheese are popularly quoted as opposites. Here, we se...

2 Corinthians 13

“…prove your own selves…”

I am not partial to the effete nature of so many of the...

1 Corinthians 16

“Watch ye, stand fast…”

How smoothly does your life run? Some seem to go through ...

The Beacon 225 January 2017

Joy of the Lord – what is it?

This is another example of a phrase much used by Ch...

BTM News:- January 2009

Heard on the Terry Wogan Show (BBC Radio 2):

A listener called in during the heav...

Testimony: An alcoholic responds to the call to repent and follow Jesus Christ

Heading for Home - a former Alcoholic's Testimony

My life up until this year had ...

Little Billy Brown

Little Billy Brown

By K B Napier PhD (aka Barry Napier)

Delightful stories of a young Swansea girl g...