Category = ‘theology’
I was just chatting with a good friend, with whom I have had many theological discussions. But it all boils down to the advice he gave me (I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing his wo..
I watched this video with interest, especially given the work I did at Oxford three and a half years ago, entitled ‘The idols of death and the God of life’ . Perhaps I should have emailed it to R..
I am currently watching an excellent series on the BBC called The Story of Science . The third episode, which I have just watched, is called ‘How we got here’. It of course raises all the red herr..
I have long disliked the central place that ‘chance’ has in modern scientific theories, particularly the ‘random’ mutations that drive evolution forward. As a Christian I don’t..
Jesus’ teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. ..
Over the years I have frequently thought about the relationship between the uncompromising ethical stance of much of the New Testament (not least the Sermon on the Mount), and salvation as the free g..
I watched an excellent programme on BBC One last night, called the Narnia Code. One of the points of the documentary was that CS Lewis preferred a medieval understanding of the universe to the mod..
I am currently reading Tom Wright’s latest book, Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision . I am about a fifth of the way through, and so far it is typical Wright: engaging, well-written and tho..
I had a long conversation last night with a good friend about various theological topics. Some of them will find their way on here, in time. The first of them is the doctrine of assurance. How can..
I have to confess that there are many parts of the Church of England’s new Common Worship services that I don’t like. The Baptism service, for example, is hugely long, overly complicated and (I th..