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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 gi..

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 modern ..

Feb 2009
17

Incorporation ‘in Christ’ and Justification

I am currently reading Tom Wright’s latest book, Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision . I am about a fifth of the way through, and so far it is typical Wright: engaging, well-written and though..

Apr 2008
18

Assurance

I had a long conversation last night with a good friend about various theological topics. Some of them will find their way on here, in time. The first of them is the doctrine of assurance. How can we ..

Apr 2008
9

Common Worship Ordination

I have to confess that there are many parts of the Church of England’s new Common Worship services that I don’t like. The Baptism service, for example, is hugely long, overly complicated and (I think)..

Mar 2008
25

Resurrection Life

On Sunday I preached on the final day of the college mission to Larkhall, Bath. The text of the sermon can be found here . Rather than preach directly from a passage, I preached on the meaning of Jesu..

Mar 2008
7

Evangelical humility

Evangelicals need to approach their theological formulae with more humility than in the past. It is the scriptural word that is infallible, not our ever imperfect attempts to restate it in appropriate..

Feb 2008
5

Faithfulness and sovereignty

Some of the BA students in college have been writing about the impassibility of God, which has prompted not a few discussion in the Common Room over coffee and snooker. One of them has written three b..

Feb 2008
1

Do we choose God?

This is by way of an extension of a previous post on this topic. A friend at college used to sing ‘ I have decided to follow Jesus’, emphasizing the ‘ I ‘ to annoy any Calvinists he might come across...

Jan 2008
30

Why gravity

I saw the end of a programme last night called Horizon , which was looking at the theory of gravity. The bit I saw was the tail-end of the explanation of Einstein’s theory, which moved into the theory..