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Mar 2020
20

Freedom vs Licence

Morality is essential to freedom. That is what John Locke meant when he contrasted liberty, the freedom to do what we ought, with licence, the freedom to do what we want. ... It is not that peop..

Mar 2020
8

What it is fixed upon

The most important thing about you: your mind. Not your brain, but your mind. You are, more than anything else, a mind. That is what makes you precious in a special way. Categorizing people and tr..
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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..

Jul 2019
2

The Christian ideal

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. GK Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World
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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..

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 ..

Mar 2019
12

‘Bring them here to me’

The account of how Jesus fed a crowd of ‘five thousand men, besides women and children,’ is well known (eg Matthew 14.13-21). Jesus has been teaching the crowd and healing the sick all day, ..
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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. ..

Dec 2018
9

What is worship?

Archbishop William Temple put it like this: To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of..
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Sep 2018
29

Whoever shouts loudest...

For me personally one of the hardest skills to learn has been – and still is – listening. When people talk to me I find it hard not to jump to conclusions, finish their sentences, and decide wh..