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    Handled, Part II

    I have had the enormous privilege of spending the past few days with PJ Smyth and the Godfirst posse in Johannesburg. Being with PJ is always an experience of ‘data... Read more
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    The Shifting Sands of Sexual Ethics

    Last week over coffee with friends Grace and I were talking about life, and our kids, and everything, and inevitably we got onto discussing the challenges facing young... Read more
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    “That wasn’t handled very well…” Anyone who has been in church leadership for longer than a week will have had this said to them. Read more
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    Knowing and Understanding

    A friend who has just started a theology degree emailed me the following questions. Before I respond to her I’d be interested in what the readers of this blog would... Read more
  • Believing what we Believe

    In a recent radio broadcast, philosopher John Gray argued that the scientific and rationalist attack on religion is misguided and atheist critics do not realise that... Read more
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    Adopted As Sons

    Reproductive ethics is a deeply controversial subject. Read more
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    How big are you? And what are you?

    If you have been around church for any time at all you will no doubt have been asked these questions. Whenever Christians from different churches (or... Read more
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    Politics According to the Bible?

    At this year's Together on a Mission conference in Brighton, I was part of the team that took three seminars reflecting on different Christian authors. Having looked at... Read more
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    Hail the Holidays!

    Today is my last day in the office before taking a couple of weeks off on holiday (that’s ‘vacation’ to our American readers!). So the past couple of days has been... Read more
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    Brian Haw is dead

    For ten years Haw kept vigil, protesting the British military involvement in Iraq – and earning opprobrium and admiration in equal measure as his makeshift peace camp... Read more