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    A Biblical Case for Surrogacy?

    While teaching on ethics in the US recently, I repeated the observation that surrogacy is akin to slavery. In the current political climate of the States this was deemed... Read more
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    Decision Time

    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    ...
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  • Go Vegan & Electric? Unlikely – I’m an Environmentalist image

    Go Vegan & Electric? Unlikely – I’m an...

    It is only a few years until the production of vehicles with internal combustion engines ceases and the pressure to go electric is considerable. What is often not... Read more
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    A Prayer for Ukraine

    This morning I stood by the bedside of our oldest church member, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Still sprightly at her birthday party, Dora has suddenly... Read more
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    Hypocrites All

    Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out... Read more
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    Poor Billie

    Just 19 years old, Billie Eilish is already terribly jaded when it comes to sex. In an interview just before Christmas she described the impact viewing porn from age 11... Read more
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    Babies & Bathwater

    We are in an extraordinarily testing time for Christian leadership; actually, for any kind of leadership, but there are some additional factors that come to bear upon... Read more
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    Not the Think Conference

    Next year the Think conference is taking a break as Andrew is on sabbatical. However, we have a Think-like alternative happening, courtesy of another Andrew. On the... Read more
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    Plant a Tree, Have a Baby, Build a House

    Martin Luther famously (although apocryphally) said that if he knew the world were ending tomorrow he would plant an apple tree today. Apocryphal or not, that saying... Read more
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    Vaccine Mandates and Personal Decisions

    A surprising amount of my day yesterday was taken up with people asking me questions around vaccine mandates. It is certainly the latest covid hot topic, and another... Read more