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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 th..

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 ..

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 app..

Jan 2008
9

Open and liberal evangelism?

You may have seen that my college, Wycliffe Hall, has been in the press again.   Yesterday the college authorities settled with Elaine Storkey, admitting that she had been unfairly dismissed.   Aston..

Dec 2007
30

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 ..

Nov 2007
2

Barth on Liturgy and the Apostolic Succession

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..

Oct 2007
18

Judgement and the Old Testament

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..

May 2007
7

‘The Cross and the Cariacatures’

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 ..