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    The Meaning of Auschwitz

    Yoram Hazony's new book, The Virtue of Nationalism, is fascinating in all kinds of ways. His argument is that nationalism is virtuous rather than vicious, broad and... Read more
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    Cranmer’s Five Reasons for Divorce and Remarriage

    Domestic violence has long been recognised as a problem in the church. It did not emerge as a pastoral concern a few years or decades ago; it has been identified and... Read more
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    Surprised by Paradox

    It may just be me, but of all the new books I have come across or read this year, there don't seem to be many whose purpose is to inspire worship. There are lots (as... Read more
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    Was Jesus Tempted To Commit Murder?

    Jesus was "tempted in every way, just as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15). What an amazing truth. But what does it mean? Does it mean that he was tempted to do... Read more
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    Porn, Curiosity, Killing and Cat Videos

    There is a common thread that unites pornography, murder, Netflix, skim-reading, Facebook and cat videos, argues Matt Anderson in a superb piece at TGC. The link is... Read more
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    What If The Lost Sheep Isn’t An Unbeliever (And The...

    We all know the parable of the Lost Sheep. The shepherd is Jesus, the ninety-nine sheep are Christians, the lost sheep is “one sinner who repents,” and the result is... Read more
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    King of the Wind, Sea, Earth and Fire

    Some of you know that I preached four messages at Newday this year on the fear of God, looking at Jesus as King of the Wind, Sea, Earth and Fire. (Jennie wrote a good... Read more
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    Pastors: Don’t Envision A Church. Receive One

    I've talked before about how overrated "vision" is in church leadership. I have long suspected that there is an Emperor's New Clothes thing at work with the big V,... Read more
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    Ten Things I Loved About Newday

    I’ve been going to Newday for fifteen years now, and I am still surprised by what an excellent event it is. For those who have never been, here are ten things that... Read more
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    Holiday Reading

    People like reading very different sorts of books over their holidays. Sometimes I read the lists that other people (usually, it must be said, pastors) read on their... Read more