Monday, March 22, 2010

Over at 'Against Heresies' Martin Downes posted a live version of Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over troubled water.  It's OK: but if you really want the crackerjack live version, you have to look here.  Where else would you look?

Unless it's here:

Update:  And, if you're tempted to disagree, 'During this summer season in Vegas Paul Simon attended one of [Elvis']shows and after seeing Elvis perform the song he was reported to have said "That's it, we might as well all give up now."

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Moordown is Hopeless!

It's official - Moordown Baptist Church is now Hopeless!  Last Sunday, we began, with God's help, 'Hope Church, Ferndown' under the leadership of Mike Mellor.  Here's the motley crew:

The purpose is 2-fold:

First, to reach a new area with the gospel of Christ.

Second, to make more room in our own building back in Moordown, so that - again with God's help - we may reach yet more folks here.

So - the Hope folk have gone, which leaves us without them - Hopeless!

Beginning a new church isn't an easy business, and does inevitably draw the attacks of Satan.  Do pray for Mike, for Jon and me and all the leadership as this work gets under way.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Contemporary Conservative

Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio (where Alistair Begg is senior pastor) is an outstanding example of how sung worship can be contemporary and place no stumbling blocks in the way of modern unbelievers, and yet remain absolutely faithful to Biblical principles and truth.

This is the style we aspire to at Moordown; we're a way from the standard musically (not being a city with a lot of music students, I suspect) just as we're miles from the standard of preaching. But we aspire to both.