Tag: Creation

  • Video: What does the Bible say about caring for the environment?

    Video: What does the Bible say about caring for the environment?

    What does the Bible say about caring for the environment? A video of a talk I gave at Mentone Baptist Church. In the midst of all the bad news, the Bible has wonderful, good news for us and our world.

  • Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 4: Why does 1 Peter instruct Christians to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:13–17)

    Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 4: Why does 1 Peter instruct Christians to “submit”? (1 Peter 2:13–17)

    Part 4 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022): 126–144. The original article is available at churchsociety.org Main headings for Part 4: * Why does Peter say to submit? Does postcolonial interpretation have the answer? * Submit to “every human creature”… what? * An alternative: “human institution”? No. * Submit and do good, because God is creator of all * Submit and do good, because God is judge of all * Submit and do good, because God has redeemed us * The big ideas that set the scene for what follows (2:17)

  • Plugged-in spirituality (1 Timothy 3:14–4:5)

    Plugged-in spirituality (1 Timothy 3:14–4:5)

    Is your spirituality definitely plugged in? A sermon preached at Moore College chapel on 1 Timothy 3:14–4:5.

  • Is God Green? Audio/video links

    Is God Green? Audio/video links

    Here are some links to audio and video for events I’ve spoken at recently based on my book: Is God Green?

  • Same sex marriage: why are so many Christians opposed?

    Kudos to the Sunrise team for this excellent interview. No matter where you are in this debate, it’s well worth taking 11 and a half minutes to hear this balanced and helpful presentation of the biblical viewpoint:

  • Is God Green Part 2: God and the Future of the World

    I’m grateful to Byron Smith who made a few critical comments about a previously published version of this sermon (in five parts: #1, #2a, #2b, #3a, #3b) and helped me to speak more clearly and helpfully in this subsequent version. Talk Outline The story of the world so far… Creation Curse Christ The future of […]

  • Is God Green Part 1: God, the World and Jesus

    I’ve preached this series a number of times over the years – here’s the latest edition (this time with a slightly croaky voice). Before you listen to the talk, you might find it helpful to read this introductory piece which contains the things I didn’t have time to include in the sermon. Thanks to Sandy […]

  • I’m sayin’ something

    On the Sola Panel I’m with Tony. When it comes to telling you what to do in response to the issue of climate change, I’m sayin’ nuttin’. But I’m also with Carl Henry as quoted by Tony. So here’s some biblical truths that I am willing to say. Maybe they’ll help you to think more […]

  • God, the universe and all that: Part 3

    From the Sola Panel: This is the third instalment of a five-part series (read parts 1 and 2.) We’ve been looking at Psalm 8 and have discovered that stargazing should make us wonder why God the creator should have anything to do with us. At this point, if you were sceptical about the existence of […]

  • God, the universe and all that: Part 2

    From the Sola Panel In the second instalment of a five-part series, I contemplate the extent of our significance in the universe. (Read Part 1.) We’ve been looking at Psalm 8, and we’ve discovered that stargazing helps us to see how insignificant we really are. Just think about the size of space for a moment. […]

  • God, the universe and all that: Part 1

    On the Sola Panel: In the first instalment of a five-part series, I’m pondering what astronomy has to teach us. I’m a fan of space. I don’t actually know much about the details of astronomy or cosmology or astrophysics; I just think that the space is really cool. If there are any real scientists reading […]

  • Replacing the Spirit with the sacraments

    I’ve been listening recently to an online lecture series called Space, Time, [Matter] and Sacraments. The speaker (an influential Church of England Bishop called N. T. Wright) posed some very important questions. For example: How is the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection made “real” to us in our own lives now? How is […]

  • Is God Green #1: God, the World and Us

    A shorter version of this article will soon be posted on webSalt, a publication of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Is God Green? Part 1 The View from Above More than 40 years ago, the Apollo space missions to the moon sent pictures of the earth back home. For the first time ever, humanity […]

  • Welcoming children

    One of the quirks of being a Christian minister associated with an historic building like St Michael’s Wollongong is that I end up officiating at a lot of weddings. However I recently attended a wedding as a guest with no official capacity. It was full of joy and wonderful testimonies to the grace and love […]

  • Is the wisdom literature of the Old Testament an exercise in natural theology?

    Introduction Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes have posed a puzzle for interpreters eager to account for their place in the canon. What, if any, connection there is between the Old Testament Law and Prophets, whose topic is the Israel’s history, and this ‘wisdom literature’, which, at best, seems only to allude to Israel’s history? One popular […]

  • Desire: reconnected (Song of Songs 7-8)

    A Sermon on Song of Songs 7-8 Lionel Windsor, 18 July 2004 Desire … disconnected We seem to live in a world where sexual desire is everywhere, but means almost nothing. Turn on the TV, and you’ll soon find sexual desire in the ads, in the movies, on the sitcoms. Take a drive, and there […]

  • Christianity and evolution – the real problem

    The problem in the debate between Christianity and evolution is not really scientific at all but rather philosophical. We need to distinguish between ‘science’, which is a discipline, and ‘scientism’, which is a philosophical stance. Christians too often try to attack some of the results of science, when what we really should be attacking is […]