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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.
Categories Bible Theology

Oct 2010
6

Grace and Mercy

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..

Oct 2010
4

Christian Economics

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 ..

May 2010
18

Natural Disasters?

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 her..

Apr 2010
10

Does God need chance?

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..

Feb 2010
22

The Message for the Broken

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. ..

Apr 2009
30

Communities of Grace

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..

Apr 2009
17

Unscientific Questions

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..