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‘We Can Do Better Than Jesus’

Aug 22, 2019

Some Christians really seem to think that they can improve on Jesus!

One of the most appalling things you will find in some parts of the Christian church today is the mindset that we can actually do things better than

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Tozer and the Knowledge of God

Aug 19, 2019

The late great A. W. Tozer on knowing God:

There are certain topics that we can never have enough of. And there are certain authors that we can never have enough of as well. In this piece I will run

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Can God Sin?

Jul 24, 2019

It is not just kids who can ask some really tough questions – even really hairy theological questions. Adults of course can also ask plenty of meaty questions about God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. Assuming the ones asking these

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No, Ours Is Not a Star Wars God

May 4, 2019

Today is May the Fourth – and may it be with you! This date has now gone down in history as a commemoration of a film – indeed, a whole series of films. The first of the Star Wars films

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Sproul on God’s Holy Justice

Apr 24, 2019

Any excuse will do to write another piece on the late R. C. Sproul and one of his all-time classic works. The American theologian and pastor (1939–2017) wrote The Holiness of God back in 1985, with a revised version coming

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The Mercy of God

Feb 12, 2019

All of God’s attributes are wonderful, incredible, adorable, phenomenal, and glorious. But so often I have to meditate on the matchless grace of God – certainly when I look at my own life. How patient, gracious and merciful God has

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James Packer and Knowing God

Nov 2, 2018

There is no more important question that any of us can ask than this: Do I have a real knowledge of God? This means not just head knowledge, but personal, heart-felt knowledge based on a relationship with the living God.

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The Trinity for Dummies

Jul 3, 2018

OK, another somewhat misleading title – but an attention grabber perhaps. The truth is, when we are dealing with the most exalted, complex and mind-boggling reality there is – the God who is there – it can never be simple

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On Michael Curry and the Power of Love

May 20, 2018

Michael who? you ask. You know, the Black American preacher who spoke at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. One thing that did get the attention of many people – for good or ill – was the somewhat lengthy

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Thinking About the Trinity

Apr 23, 2017

One of the most vital doctrines of the Christian faith, yet admittedly one of the most mysterious, is the doctrine of the Trinity. The Triune God who is one God is at the very centre of Christian teaching. Take away

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Our Wounded God

Apr 21, 2017

There is only one religion in the world in which it makes sense to speak of a wounded God. And even more unique, this was a case of self-wounding. What religion would ever dare to speak this way? Just one:

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Clueless Christian Peaceniks

Mar 3, 2017

While pacifism has been a minority position within some Christian circles, the overwhelming majority of believers throughout history have recognised that there is a place for the moral and legitimate use of force. Scripture and church history both attest to

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C. S. Lewis on Love (Rightly Considered)

Feb 22, 2017

Writing an article about what the great Christian thinker, writer and apologist C. S. Lewis had to say about the issue of love is a rather foolhardy endeavour. Lewis wrote heaps on the topic, including his 1960 masterpiece, The Four

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Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 24:36

Feb 21, 2017

This passage can seem to be rather jarring. That is, it does not appear to fit in with what we know about basic Christian teaching. The passage in question, Matthew 24:36, has Jesus saying this: “But about that day or

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God and Niceness

Feb 10, 2017

In an age where mankind reigns supreme, and God – if he is thought to exist at all – is merely an appendage to us and our whims, the biblical gospel is very easily and so often dumbed down into

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