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    On Making Your Own Mistakes

    Evangelists make it sound so easy, don’t they? All that is needed in conversation with an unbeliever, they sometimes imply, is to bring them to a point of... Read more
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    Trust in God

    That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Trust in God – how do we do that, especially in the darker times when the temptation to doubt his goodness is strongest? Read more
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    Daddy, My Daddy!

    If you spend enough Sundays in evangelical churches, sooner or later you’ll hear it said that the reason Paul didn’t translate ‘Abba’ from the Aramaic when... Read more
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    One Too Many

    Medical science is making incredible advances. Disease after disease is being eradicated or at least rendered curable, and as our Paralympians have indisputably... Read more
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    Just Passing Through

    “Where do you stay?” If you know any South Africans, you’re likely familiar with this question. It’s the form of words they use to ask where your home is, and it... Read more
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    O Thou Who Changest Not

    Did you watch that? Last night, the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Did you watch? Read more
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    Assumptions and Presumptions

    Let’s imagine a time when a drug has been developed that vaccinates against lung cancers caused by smoking. If administered a few years before the subject takes up... Read more
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    Too Much Information

    Whatever you think of the possibility of building or sustaining genuine friendships via social media – and Matthew Hosier shared his perspective on this blog recently... Read more
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    It’s The Way You Tell ‘em

    Andrew Wilson’s new book, If God, Then What? begins with a discussion of the characteristics of fundamentalists, informed by Andrew’s observations of himself as a... Read more
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    The Full Riches of Complete Understanding

    Last week I wrote about what I called The ‘Like Little Children’ Conundrum – the tension between being called to come to God like little children and the urging we... Read more