Category = ‘theology’

Jan 2008

Predestination and responsibility

Matthew 18.7 says this: ‘Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!’ We have here an example of how difficult ..

Jan 2008

Clarity and understanding

I am currently trying to learn how to use XSL for my website. XSL stands for eXtensible Stylesheet Language , and allows an XML file to be displayed in a friendly format. XML files look like HTML, and..

Jan 2008

Paul’s gnosticism

I am currently reading through Romans with a friend at college, and we are up to Romans 7. One of the things we mentioned was how easy it is to mis-read Paul and interpret what he says as gnostic. For..

Dec 2007

Atheist carol-singing

I was preparing to blog on an article I read in The Times the other day, and this morning discovered a friend had done just that! His blog post is (edit: the blog has now been closed down), the origin..

Dec 2007

The Perfect Christmas

This evening we watched Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Christmas on BBC2. Normally I love watching Heston - the ‘culinary alchemist’ - with his very male cooking; it’s all gadgets, industrial equipment, ..

Dec 2007

The wrath of God was satisfied

I have been reading some of the minor prophets recently, and it hit me quite how angry God is with his people, and with the nations surrounding them. Of Ninevah God says, ‘Behold, I am against you, de..

Dec 2007

Barth on Human Wickedness

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: which has since been closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 May 2006. The author asked: ‘And what is the difference between the wickedne..

Dec 2007

Believing the Trinity

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: since closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 June 2006. Someone once asked me to explain the Trinity to her. I did the standard three-in..

Dec 2007

‘Interesting’ Service

I went to a service in an Anglican church this morning. We prayed for the souls of the dead, said that the bread and wine ‘will become’ Jesus’ body and blood, sang the wrong words to In Christ Alone (..

Nov 2007


I’m writing an essay about revelation and I want to say that revelation is not just about knowledge but the transformation of one’s life. To do that I’d love to say something pithy like ‘revelation is..
Category Theology