• ‘If the church were Christian’ – 4

    In chapter 4 of If the church were Christian, Philip Gulley contends that ...

  • ‘The Sin of Certainty’ – 1

    Peter Enns stands in a rather long line of scholars, teachers and leaders (including ...

  • ‘Total depravity’ – an historical note

    In Evangelical Truth (p87) John Stott highlights a report, commissioned in ...

  • A major publishing event in reformed theology

    [stextbox id="download" float="true" align="right" width="250"][otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-1][/stextbox]'The ...

  • Authentic freedom

    The gospel may well be shared with modern men and women in terms of freedom.  ...

  • Creeds

    A variety of creedal or confessional statements can be found in the Bible, ...

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer and John Shelby Spong

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, it will be recalled, was the German Lutheran pastor who ...

  • Doctrine

    J. [...]

  • Don’t keep it (too) simple, stupid

    I came across the following:- We, as Christians, tend to complicate our faith.  ...

  • Donald Macleod to retire as College Principal

    Back in 1982 or thereabouts, I hired a car and drove from my home in Norwich (in ...

  • Knowing God, and knowing about him

    'A little knowledge of God,' wrote J.I. Packer, 'is worth more than a great ...

  • Must God punish sin?

    Few Christians are willing to do any sustained thinking about sin.  Of course, ...

  • Seven marks of false teachers

    Summarising this post by Tim Challies:- False teachers are man pleasers.  ...

  • Taking it to extremes

    My eye was caught by a review, in the latest (Summer 2012) number of The Reader, ...

  • The Christian mind

    It was Galileo who said, ‘I do not feel obliged to believe that that same ...

  • Tom Wright – an outline of his theology

    This is a summary of a summary. Based on Stephen Kuhrt's helpful outline, here ...

  • Tom Wright for anyone?

    My attention has been drawn to this recent talk, followed by a Q and A session, by ...