Tag Archives: gospel

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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 ...

Unity

Jesus on Unity & the World

It was interesting to look at John 17 in our small group last night, having been vaguely following some of the discussion surrounding ++ Rowan Williams and his successor-to-be. My interest in that debate is not vested, though I have many ...

Andrew Peterson on perfection

Andrew Peterson writes a wonderful testimony of grace in reflecting on his time touring with Steven Curtis Chapman: It’s the great, confounding reversal of the Gospel of Jesus. If the word we preach is one of attainable perfection, of law, of ...

Unearthing sexual exploitation

Today is Abolitionist Sunday. There are an estimated 27 million people currently enslaved today, in a human-trafficking market driven by desire for cheap goods and sex. This video, then, is even more appropriate today: hear the story of a modern day ...

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 ...

Fight!, by Naveen Roy on Flickr

Friendship, the gospel and disagreement

  My friend Chrys Stevenson and I probably disagree on things more than we agree - she runs the Sunshine Coast Atheists, for example. In a recent post explaining how she's not 'Anti-Christian' she raises a couple of things I'd like ...

A social media hymn

This is great - a hymn by Gareth Hill that picks up social media 'themes' and sees them in the light of the gospel: Jesus, hope of saints and sinners, yours the name we’re called to share. Hillside teacher, story-weaver and the heartbeat of ...

Dr Peter Williams explores new evidence for gospel reliability

Dr Peter Williams, a classicist and New Testament scholar shows textual and archaeological evidence, some of which has only appeared in the last few years, that the gospels appear to be reliable narratives. Much of this was new to me, ...

Jesus and the lost sheep

Source: ASBO Jesus I lay-preached again on Sunday, looking at Jesus' parable about the lost sheep and lost coin in Luke 15:1-10: Listen here:   [1] Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. [2] And the Pharisees and ...

What is the Christian gospel?

Ligon Duncan puts it very clearly: