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    Misspelling Faith

    ‘Faith,’ you’ll often hear it said, ‘is spelled R-I-S-K’. Beyond the obvious linguistic point that it isn’t spelled like that at all, however, is a deeper... Read more
  • Did Jesus Lie to the Canaanite Woman? image

    Did Jesus Lie to the Canaanite Woman?

    Although most of the words out of Jesus’ mouth surprised and confused his listeners when they were first spoken, I’ve heard and read them so many times now that I... Read more
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    A More Merciful World

    The other morning I read two articles talking about grace and the law. One was focussed on parenting, the other was a thematic review of the musical, recently remade on... Read more
  • The Art of Neighbouring image

    The Art of Neighbouring

    A little late to the party, perhaps, but I think it's my turn for a book review. It took me a while to think of an outstanding book from 2012: I didn't read Spufford... Read more
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    Joy to the World?

    Ah, Christmas, that time of the year when our propensity to create and perpetuate traditions is most strongly manifested. We buy and eat the same food, watch the same... Read more
  • A Lie that Brings a Smile? image

    A Lie that Brings a Smile?

    The courtroom was hushed. Both sides had brought their evidence and presented their arguments. The witnesses had been cross-examined and the atmosphere was tense. The... Read more
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    Bodies of Evidence

    At the risk of making it seem like all of us on this blog have suddenly developed an unhealthy (and frankly un-Christmassy) obsession with death, I wanted to offer a... Read more
  • Q: When is Freedom not Freedom?

    A: When it's in the public square, of course. Read more
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    To Glorify God

    “People no longer want a life lived in respect of external roles, duties or obligations,” Paul Bickley wrote in an article for Theos earlier this year. Read more
  • The Humility of the Hereditary Principle image

    The Humility of the Hereditary Principle

    I’m currently reading Andrew Marr’s Diamond Queen, one of the many biographies of Her Majesty published in this, her Jubilee year. Read more