Category Archives: Theology

Engaging with Culture in 1 Peter

I’ve been preaching through 1 Peter at church this term. One of the challenges has been the huge emphasis on suffering for the sake of the Gospel. How do you apply this in a situation where we face very little … Continue reading

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Speaking Freely

Good to see Tony Payne spelling out the Bible’s opposition to homosexual sex and other related issues over at The Briefing. Seems to me that an important way to keep free speech open on this issue is to keep speaking … Continue reading

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More on the sky falling in

So, to give a specific example of the kind of worried reaction to the Andrew Bolt conviction by some Christians. I received a forwarded email from the Saltshakers organisation who had this to say: The Judgement returned in the Andrew Bolt case, which … Continue reading

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The sky is not falling…

There’s been a lot of handwringing from many Christians about the recent conviction of Andrew Bolt on racial discrimination charges. There seems to be a fear that the sky is falling in and all christians are now going to be … Continue reading

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The Prodigal God

We’ve just started Tim Keller’s Prodigal God study series with a group from church. If you haven’t seen it, it is a series of studies that go with Keller’s book on the parable of the prodigal son. Overall I’m really … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the Book of Romans

It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. It can never be read or pondered too much, and … Continue reading

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Is it better to be wrong or non-commital

Read an interesting comment in an interview wifh American theologian and historian Carl Trueman the other day. Talking about the issue of truth and doctrine he says ‘There are some things that it is more important to be wrong about … Continue reading

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Polemical Hymns!

Doing some background reading for my sermon this week on Jonathan Edwards and I came across a new idea (well new for me anyway) – polemical hymns. Here’s a classic from Charles Wesley about the Calvinist doctrine of the decrees … Continue reading

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Antique Theology

I’m going to try a historical theology sermon series at church next term. Having never done anything like this before, and being something less than an expert historian it’s going to be a challenge. Hopefully I’ll be able to pull … Continue reading

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Calvin on knowing God

We know the most perfect way of seeking God, and the most suitable order, is not for us to attempt with bold curiosity to penetrate to the investigation of his essence, which we ought more to adore than meticulously to … Continue reading

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