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    Being Bemused Is Not An Argument

    Andrew’s posts on gender have highlighted how complementarians and egalitarians often talk past one another. Sometimes the lenses through which we view an issue mean... Read more
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    Come Holy Spirit!

    Doug Wilson is definitely in the 'three chillies' category. He has views on everything, and most of them are strong. A lot of what he says makes me recoil, but his... Read more
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    How Old?!

    Am I middle-aged?

    At 42, I routinely describe myself as middle-aged, and on a purely actuarial basis this seems indisputable. With life expectancy being around 80, I...
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    Is Your Christology Too Small?

    In The Gospel-Driven Church Ian Stackhouse warns against the pathology of revivalism – that tendency within the charismatic churches to always jump from fad to fad and... Read more
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    A Bigot? Moi?

    I’m writing this on the train, and the guy who was sitting next to me has just got off leaving his copy of the Daily Mail behind. “Fury over Clegg ‘Bigot’ slur... Read more
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    Worship is a Better Apologetic

    Recently a Jehovah’s Witness knocked on my dad’s door, and the kind of conversation ensued that tends to ensue when Christian and JW meet. My dad used to teach NT... Read more
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    Another Dog in the Fight

    A few weeks back I posted about the current fight over the role Christians should play in culture. As a ‘for instance’ I asked, When I walk my dogs, am I doing so... Read more
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    On the links: Kingdom through Covenant

    The recent rise of ‘New Calvinism’ has also led to increasing interest in, and discussion of, Covenant theology. I tried to engage with some of the implications of... Read more
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    Permissible or Beneficial?

    The other day I put up a post about the demands of living in Christian community and the responsibility upon us to not get swallowed up by the norms of the world. Read more
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    Christianity and the Fight for Culture

    I have two dogs. Sometimes they fight, although they are part of the same team. Often Christians have two dogs in the fight also, even though we are meant to be one team. Read more