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Jul 2020
9

Solution for adding Microsoft 365 to Outlook

I’ve been seriously struggling with a fairly major problem. I have Microsoft 365, and I haven’t been able to add an email account to Outlook on my PC for a couple of years now - since I enforced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Every time I try it fails, telling me rather unhelpfully, ‘something went wrong’. Thanks, Microsoft. Your own email system, your own email app... and that’s the best you can do?

Jul 2020
2

Barth on the Bible

It is not the right human thoughts about God which form the content of the Bible, but the right divine thoughts about men. Karl Barth, The Strange New World within the Bible (1917)
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Jun 2020
27

On behalf of

In Deuteronomy 9, Moses is reminding the people of what brought them to this point: about to enter the land of Canaan. It certainly does not cover the people in glory! It also describes both of M..

Apr 2020
20

Sovereignty / Free will

One of the classic sections of the Bible when it comes to the question of God’s sovereignty vs human free will is Exodus 8-10: God vs Pharaoh. Throughout the plagues, the king’s heart swings..

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 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..