New theology titles keep pouring from the presses, and it is hard to keep up with everything that is out there. A few months ago I offered a list of 23 newish books on theology that I was reading. That
At the very heart of Christian theology is the notion of the triune God, and the idea of the deity of Christ. Both these doctrines – properly understood and explained – have always been at the centre of Christian orthodoxy.
I recently wanted to link to some of my listings of good books on apologetics, atheism and the like, but I noticed that the last time I wrote articles on those topics was quite some time ago. A bibliography I
I’m glad you asked. OK, so you didn’t ask, but a few of you might have been thinking that! I know that a small percentage of my readers absolutely love these sorts of articles. Alas, the great bulk of you
This important new book can be roughly divided into three sections: the amazing story of Stephen Black; how churches and Christians should respond to the issue of homosexuality; and lastly, the testimonies of 16 other ex-homosexuals.
What is new is not always normal, and some rather abnormal things are now being forced into attempted normalcy by activists and militants. The transgender agenda is a clear case in point. Up until a few years
This new volume by Patrick Sookhdeo is well worth reading. And the author is well-placed to offer us a global perspective on such matters. As the director of Barnabas Fund for several decades, an English aid agency
OK, with so many hardcore articles dealing with so many heavy-duty subjects on this site, it might be time to take a few steps back and write on something much less intense and serious. So why not go with something
Revival is the need of the hour. All true Christians long for and pray for revival. Without sweeping revival we are in very dire straits. And it is certainly true that we NEED revival far more than what we need
Anything that is good and of God will be abused, misused and counterfeited. In addition to the Bible we have two thousand years of church history to make this perfectly clear. Any and all of God’s good
Given that I love books, church history, and sets, this article makes perfect sense – at least to me! But there are other more helpful reasons to run with a piece such as this. I think all Christians should have
There would be many thousands of volumes written on the issues of war and peace, and for good reason. Issues of life and death are fundamental, and we need to have some sort of ethical framework by which we assess
The other day I penned a piece about the life and ministry of the great evangelist George Whitefield. It was largely based on the two-volume, 1200-page biography by Arnold Dallimore. There are so many lessons for us today that we
Many folks, if asked to name a religious figure who opposed Hitler and the Nazis, would be able to name Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Lutheran pastor was indeed a leading figure in the German Christian community who resolutely opposed this diabolical
For those few ferociously faithful followers of this website, you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here for the past few days. That is because I have been rather busy, and the main thing occupying my
Tragically most folks do not know very much about Islam. And many do not know very much about Christianity either. If they did, they would stop making the foolish claim that the two faiths are basically the same.
Most Christians have someone in their lives who has inspired them, encouraged them, helped to disciple them, and who they greatly look up to. Often it is a Christian friend or a pastor or someone from a local fellowship. But
Historian Jeremiah Johnstone asks us to imagine what life would be like if there was no Christ and no Christianity. Those with even a rudimentary grasp of history should not have to overly strain their imagination. It
As you know, every year around this time I strongly urge Christians to (perhaps for the very first time) read through the entire Bible. As I keep saying, if you read a bit over three chapters a day, you can