A discussion of my favourite book, “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man” by Fyodor Dostoevsky and how its critique of nihilism can be applied to the so-called “New Atheism” of our day.
Exploring what libertarianism is and evaluating it.
Miracles are not just party tricks or magic, but are instead important, deep and powerful signs of God’s existence, His power, His love and His providence.
Here are some of my own personal redlines, non-negotiables and positive principles and guidelines for charismatic Christianity and worship: (1) It must be accepted that God gives us a vast, broad, diversified and varied array of different, special and unique gifts including administration, preaching, teaching, explanation, etc... as well as certain very noticeable, clear and … Continue reading A New Manifesto for Charismatic Christianity
A post explaining why I choose to refrain from calling the Scriptures of Israel the "Old Testament", and from calling the Christian Scriptures the "New Testament", as well as an unpacking of the fulfilment theology I personally hold to.
A brief article, explaining why and how precisely the “God-of-the-Gaps” argument falls at the first hurdle and does not stand up to proper scrutiny.
What are the unanswered questions surrounding the Church’s official status quo view of human sexuality?
A post exploring if suffering is a problem to be solved or a mystery to be lived with, grappled with and wrestled with. Is it only a mystery/problem for believers?
Is Christ offensive? How, why and to whom? How can He simultaneously be both loving and offensive? How can He be both forgiving and just? How can He be both loving and righteous?
Examining the premises and presumptions which may be behind the question of the classic problem of suffering.
How and why we sometimes slip into the trap of choosing the wrong surrender.
‘You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you’ (John 15:16) Our wholeness comes from ‘him who calls’ (Romans 9:11).
A description of mental illness, the relationship between mental health and Christianity, the antinomy between self-denial and self-love, discussion of the meaning of life, and examination of what really brings about happiness.
I have long had a philosophical difficulty with the purpose of petitionary prayer. This is when a Christian prays to God, asking Him to bring something about. For example, a married couple may pray to God for a child, or one may pray for success or healing. Now traditional Christian belief holds that God is … Continue reading What’s the Point of Prayer?
A rough, brief, step-by-step guide to the Church of England's Discernment Process for Young prospective Ordinands.
A discussion and evaluation of the Charismatic Movement and its impact.
An article encouraging those with misgivings and concerns about elements of their church's leadership, structure, worship, services, and preaching to be brave and speak out, and an explanation of the potential and possible eventual consequences of people not doing so.
A discussion of what the Biblical phrase "God-breathed" could mean and of how this could tie in with one's hermeneutics/exegesis/interpretation, and one's general view of Scripture and its authority.
In this article, I will discuss precisely what it means to be an "evangelical Christian" and explain whether or not I myself would choose to describe myself as one and why/why not.
In this article, I examine and discuss some of my favourite quotations about unrequited love.