Category Archives: Theology

UnApologetics

I don’t know if this is the best way to deal with a heretic but it sure is fun to watch! Stephen Colbert interviewing Bart Ehrman The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Bart Ehrman colbertnation.com Colbert Report … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Death – John Piper

Not only is John Piper a theologian extraordinaire but he also has the soul of a poet (or perhaps here, a playwright!). See if this doesn’t illuminate 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 more brightly for you than 10 pages of exposition… CHRISTIAN: … Continue reading

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Seven Stanzas at Easter

I love this poem. Though some leaders in the church are unclear on the importance of the resurrection and “mock God with a metaphor”, here is God using an novelist to argue compellingly and beautifully for it’s centrality. Make no … Continue reading

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Life AFTER Life after Death

Mark Driscoll posts some very interesting thoughts on preaching the resurrection via N.T. Wright’s book The Resurrection of the Son of God Wright argues (rightly I believe) that Resurrection means “life after ‘life after death.’” In the first century, “resurrection” did not mean … Continue reading

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The old is better?

My former pupil (and now my cousin!) Andy left this comment on my birthday letter post. I was going to comment back there but the old grey cells started going into overdrive so I thought I’d better make it into … Continue reading

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John, John & John

When I first started reading my first few John Piper books (I’m up to around 25 now) I was completely blown away by his ability to get so much out of one verse. So much so, that I asked the … Continue reading

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Word and Spirit

As someone strongly committed to helping build a Word AND Spirit church I found this quote from R. Kent Hughes in ‘Worship By The Book’ instructive and encouraging… Word and Spirit cannot be separated. In a 1995 article in honour … Continue reading

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Is that not the gospel?

Thabiti over at PureChurch linked to this amazing two-part interview featuring John MacArthur preaching the gospel on a full-on health, wealth & prosperity TV show. I can’t help thinking that when the interviewer says “Is that not the gospel?” he is genuinely surprised … Continue reading

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Gordon Wenham on Psalms

Here’s two good lectures from Gordon Wenham – very informative, if you can get past the somewhat dry delivery. Click on the links and scroll down till you find   Reading The Psalms Messianically  and  Praying the Psalms

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The Slow Death Of Congregational Singing

Here’s a few quotes from an article called “The Slow Death of Congregational Singing“. It’s one of the best and thought provoking things I’ve read for a long time. “if you blocked out the ‘worship team’, all that was left … Continue reading

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