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  • The Midrash Mash image

    The Midrash Mash

    If you've read more than a couple of New Testament commentaries, you'll probably have come across the claim that Paul (or whoever) is involved in "midrash." You may have... Read more
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    Instagram and Atheism

    Why are we so eager to be seen? What is it that drives Instagram, I’m a Celebrity, game shows, humiliating acts of self-disclosure that trade shame for fame, and the... Read more
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    Embarrassment and Evangelism

    I have a theory about evangelism. Many Christians—and this includes me—have a habit of saying that things would be cringeworthy or embarrassing to our unbelieving... Read more
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    Kintsugi and Grace

    Here's a beautiful illustration of the Romans 5:20 principle that "where sin increased, grace abounded all the more." It comes from Glenn Packiam's forthcoming book... Read more
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    When the Gods are Toppled

    I want the great world religions taught in every school. Secular humanism has reached a dead end - and any liberals who don't recognise that are simply enabling the... Read more
  • A Eucharismatic Conversation with Glen Scrivener image

    A Eucharismatic Conversation with Glen Scrivener

    Glen Scrivener is exactly the sort of person I was trying to persuade in Spirit and Sacrament: a sharp, thoughtful, open, joyful and evangelistic Anglican who recognises... Read more
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    Anywheres and Somewheres

    The main fault line in contemporary society is not between right and left, or capitalists and socialists. Rather, argues David Goodhart in The Road to Somewhere: The New... Read more
  • The Most Attractive Quality in a Leader image

    The Most Attractive Quality in a Leader

    What is the most attractive quality in a leader? No doubt there are all sorts of ways of answering that, and although some responses are obviously wrong, I don't think... Read more
  • Three Features of Christian Prophecy image

    Three Features of Christian Prophecy

    Richard Bauckham identifies three features of Christian prophecy, which I find very helpful in thinking on the subject: discernment, prediction and response. Read more
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    When Did Britain Become Post-Victorian?

    David Cannadine's Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 strikes me as a fairly old-school sort of history book: a careful account of politicians and laws,... Read more