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Aug 2019
15

‘What in God’s name is happening in Christianity?’

I came across this post by John Cooper (lead singer of Skillet ) this morning. It is written in response to a number of high-profile ‘influencer’ (i.e. pop culture famous) Christians announcing..

Jun 2019
30

New Grace vs Old Law?

The NT does not proclaim grace where the OT proclaimed law, since God’s calling his people into healthy patterns of living was always his gracious gift. No, rather we see the same problem in the O..

Jun 2019
22

Judgement, Inc.

Judgement is no longer on the basis of being part of the ethnic Jewish people of God; nor on the basis of whether we change and begin to obey God’s just commandments; but it is now on the basis of..

Mar 2019
11

It’s (not) the end of the world...

This week I was due to preach on Mark 13, but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Instead, I thought I’d write a blog post using the material I gathered as part of my studying for the sermon. ..

Sep 2018
12

Give to Caesar...

The coin I’ve often pondered the significance of the coin Jesus asks the Pharisees to produce in this passage: Keeping a close watch on him, they send spies, who pretended to be sinc..

Aug 2018
21

Prayer is like garbage

Maybe prayer is like garbage.  I regard taking out the garbage as part of the daily tedium of life, and it is something I leave, wherever possible, for other household members to do.  Of course, I..

May 2018
30

Doubt and Scripture

I listened this morning to a podcast interview with Christian Hofreiter on Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide . It is well worth a full listen, it’s a challenging topic and Christian has som..

Mar 2018
7

Faith and works

This Lent as a church family we are reading through the letter of James, a couple of verses at a time. Today’s reading is this: You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds..

May 2017
10

The most important word

In Numbers 9, the Israelites are pressing Moses for an answer on a difficult question regarding the law. They are commanded to keep the Passover, but that law clashes with the law concerned uncleanness after touching a corpse. What should they do?

Jul 2011
20

Forgiveness and the Second Chance

I am a Christian. I believe that when we turn back to the Father and repent of our sins, we are truly forgiven through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, and given new life through his resurrection and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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