Breakdown in the Ruck: 4 pushbacks to the Folau/Vunipola ‘controversy’

Carl Laferton | April 16th 2019

This is about rugby, but it’s not really about rugby. So if you’re a Christian who doesn’t like rugby, please don’t switch off.... continue reading

 

How to fall in ministry

Jared Wilson | April 14th 2019

Ministry post-mortems tell us so much, but it would be great if we could see the falls coming. But can’t we?... continue reading

 

Leadership matters: what does God say about Brexit? (Part 4)

Carl Laferton | April 11th 2019

Brexit shows us that we need good leadership.

What our leaders say and decide and do affects the shape and path of our lives. The last few years have shown us that leadership matters.... continue reading

 

Praying that God will watch over my child

Melissa Kruger | April 10th 2019

The following piece is an extract from 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids by Melissa Kruger. In the book Melissa suggests fresh, biblical ideas to help you pray for tots, teens and all ages between. Today we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what the book looks like. This chapter uses psalm 121 to help you pray for God's care of your child... ... continue reading

 

Loving Jesus more than theology

J.A. Medders | April 9th 2019

One of the greatest dangers for studious Christians is loving the study of God more than God himself. We love books. We love to love God with our minds. Yes and amen. So did the Apostle Paul; he asks Timothy to bring his cloak and his books (2 Timothy 4:13). God commands us to love him with our minds (Matthew 22:36–37).... continue reading

 

We want to win: what does God think about Brexit? (Part 3)

Carl Laferton | April 8th 2019

Brexit shows we want to feel we’re in the right; we want to feel we’re winning. Perhaps that’s one reason we find it so easy to get so heated. We forget that someone who voted differently to us might have some interesting points. We forget that they may even be right. At its worst, that impulse to feel that we’re right, and must win, leads to unfair caricature and disdainful rhetoric, a sense of superiority and virtue-signalling.... continue reading

 

7 Signs That You're a Cage-Stage Calvinist

J.A. Medders | April 4th 2019

Calvinism is a beautiful thing—when we Calvinists don’t ruin it.

For too long Calvinism has been linked to arrogant, fiery, and argumentative Calvinists who seem like the only cure for their cruelty is time in a steel cage. Diagnosis? A Cage-Stage Calvinist.... continue reading

 

Prosperity and security: what does God think about Brexit? (Part 2)

Carl Laferton | April 4th 2019

Brexit shows us that we long for prosperity and security.... continue reading

 

Unpacking a controversial passage: 1 Timothy 2

Phillip Jensen | April 2nd 2019

No passage in recent times has come under such intense study as this one. The intensity of the study and the plethora of books and articles are indicative not of the difficulties in the text so much as of the desire to understand it in the light of present social changes.... continue reading

 

Searching for certainty: what does God think about Brexit? (Part 1)

Carl Laferton | April 1st 2019

Brexit. Yes, we’re really going there. Four times.... continue reading

 
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