Anyone who says Jesus was only about preaching a message soaked in happy, uplifting and positive vibes has clearly not read the four gospels. Everywhere in them we find Jesus speaking about hell and judgment to come more than anyone
OK, another post about books, reading and theology. There goes 95 per cent of my potential reading audience. But for the 5 per cent of you still here, you might find this of some use. If you like to read,
The subject of ethics from a Christian perspective is very important indeed. It often can be wrongly presented, so it is appropriate that someone like Wayne Grudem tackles this topic. The veteran American theologian is well qualified to
Millions of Western Christians are fully focused on living the good life and getting more stuff. Their chief goal and driving passion seems to be bigger homes, more cars, even more European vacations, a terrific self-image, and a problem-free life.
In this extremely valuable and superbly researched volume everything you wanted to know about social science research and the issue of homosexual parenting can be found. Research on this topic is relatively new, for the simple reason
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