Category = ‘bible’

Mar 2008

Pissing against the wall

I’m not sure if this is very funny or extremely sad, but I found a video of a Baptist preacher preaching talking about the phrase ‘pisseth against the wall’ from the King James. Baptist preaches ..

Mar 2008

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 app..

Feb 2008


On the BBC website today I read this article : Children ‘damaged’ by materialism.   It is particularly aimed at advertisers who specifically target children. The Children’s Society said adult..

Feb 2008

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 thre..

Feb 2008


I am increasingly using the ESV translation for both study and devotion.   Despite its often clunky language, I have found it to be highly accurate, and freely available in so many forms to be extrem..
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Feb 2008

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 ..

Jan 2008

Bible Visualisation

I found an amazing web page today.   Created by Chris Harrison, it contains various images which visualize names, both people and places, in the Bible.   My favourite though is the cross-references d..
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Jan 2008

Predestination and responsibility

Matthew 18.7 says this: [Jesus says,] ‘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 a..

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. ..

Dec 2007

Gift(s) of the Spirit

This topic has been mulling over in my mind for a long time.   Since the ‘rediscovery’ of charismatic gifts and the phenomenal growth of the Pentecostal church, I suppose it has been a hot topic for ..