Tag Archives: god

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Ultimate questions

I've pretty much decided to retire this blog, and eventually import its archive into A Borrowed Flame (see here for why), however, why not go out with a bit of bang, with one last philosophical hurrah? My friend Chrys, who has given ...

Why become a Christian?

I wrote briefly on this once before, but this comment on Kurt Willems' blog is worth highlighting: I tend rather to think about the reasons why someone would not become a Christian: 1.  You have to adopt a peculiar ethic.  This means abstaining from ...

What does the Boxing Day stabbing in Oxford St tell us?

 There's something about Christmas that seems to make tragedy jar even more. On Boxing Day, as I sat, stuffed with goose and roasted potatoes, watching the news, I was appalled to hear of a man stabbed to death on Oxford ...

Getting things done (despite imperfections)

I'm very good a putting things off, especially hard things. (Just ask my wife when it comes time to pack!) Not only do I tend to procrastinate, but I often seem to think it's necessary for everything to be perfect ...

Driscoll: God hates some of you (but he also loves you)

Hot on the heals of my previous post about Mohler's concerns about Driscoll (worth keeping in mind here) comes the New Calvanist bad-boy again. The Driscoll piñata is taking a beating over at JNNPR [edit: MPT has posted a quasi update, but I suspect ...

The cost of forgiveness

Forgiveness is at the heart of the Christian gospel, but we cannot rightly understand it unless we first understand the nature of God's holiness and justice and our own standing before him. Some have declared that the atonement is cosmic child-abuse, and ask, ...

Krauss vs Craig

I recently listened to the Lawrence Krauss - William Lane Craig Debate on a train trip. You can listen to it here or watch it: I have to say, it was pretty frustrating, with a lot of talking past eachother. This was ...

Great comment from the Church Mouse

I think the Church Mouse's comment on this post (regarding the recent 'God's wife' documentary) is very amusing: I notice the source of this remarkable discovery – it is mentioned in the Bible! Hardly a secret then. Christians have been trying ...

Bad Sound Bites: God helps those…

I'm starting a new series of oft-heard statements - soundbites - which are treated as truisms and axioms, but which are off the mark. We start with one heard not only by those who might have excuse for not being ...

Yuri Gagarin, Henry Ford and Ontology 101

I got into a spirited discussion this morning (which went flailing off in all directions) because of this picture: It is a quote from Yuri Gagarin, a Russian Cosmonaut who was the first man in space. I'm not quite sure why he ...