Category = ‘bible’
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..
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 the..
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..
(12.10) “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mour..
This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: since closed down) on 27 April 2006. The author asked: ‘How, though, can the Bible be used to help towards ethical understanding?’ As ..
I’m currently reading a lot of Barth. Expect more quotations to come! It is a strange thing that when there are revisions of books of order and hymn-books in the Evangelical churches every possible au..
One of humankind’s most enduring questions is: what is God like? To what might we compare him? I will write more on this in the future - I’m currently writing a piece on revelation, which will look at..
If you’ve ever been worried by source criticism of the Bible, you should probably read this .
I once got into an argument with a leader of a Christian organisation about various things, one of which was five-point Calvinism. The five points helpfully make up the word TULIP: Total depravity Unc..
One of the problems that some Christians have with the idea of penal substitution is the idea of God’s judgement (I know because I’ve been there myself). This concept of a vengeful, wrathful God seems..