Blog

Category = ‘theology’


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..
Categories Quotations Theology
Tag home

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,..

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..