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  • War & Peace, Part 2

    In my first post on this subject I looked at a broad historical overview of Christian attitudes towards war, and then yesterday Liam did a great job of explaining the... Read more
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    War & Peace, Part 1

    Liam’s recent post on mixed martial arts, and the various debates that swirl around Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday have got me thinking again about violence and... Read more
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    Handled, Part 3

    At a recent Newfrontiers wider leaders gathering the brilliant Phil Moore spoke compellingly about lessons from the life of William Booth. A couple of biblical... Read more
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    Not Terminal

    One of the things that always amazes me when I fly to and from South Africa is just how big Africa is. 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