Category = ‘bible’
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, d..
(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 ..
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?’ ..
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 poss..
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 a..
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..
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 seem..
I have just finished reading Tom Wright’s lengthy article on Penal Substitution , during a long safety exchange in the snooker world championship final (!). Penal substitution is something of a hot ..
I visited a local church today for a baptism communion service. In some respects it was my ideal service (over in just under an hour and a quarter, very friendly, lots of families and kids), but I wa..