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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 ...

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Impossible Church

A number of the comments on Rachel Held Evan's latest posts about leaving and returning to the Church were a little disheartening, and have certainly got me thinking about all sorts of things. I both empathise and react to a ...

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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 ...

New Song (draft): “He is exalted”

UPDATE 14/04/2012: A more recent version of this song has been posted here. --- After my recent recording session I've been inspired to get back into some songwriting, as it's been a while! Simone R put up a draft of some lyrics she's ...

Scripture as Performance

I'm very pleased to have my first guest posts over at my blog A Borrowed Flame. Alastair Roberts has written a double-header exploring the idea of scripture as performance:  Before the invention of the steam-powered printing press, and also before Gutenberg ...

The ‘problem’ of the four gospels

Gregory Thornbury writes about the apparent 'problem' of the four Gospel accounts: Whenever someone raises a question about the truthfulness of the Bible, ask yourself first whether or not the same question would bother any other scholar about any other figure ...

The Kevin & Jeff exchange re: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus video

Given the amount of nasty inter-Christian fighting that's been going on this past week* this, from Kevin DeYoung really made my day. No doubt, you've all seen the Jesus vs Religion spoken word (isn't it just a poem said with a ...

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 ...

Why is God silent?

This one's been sitting in my drafts for a while now, and the 3rd Advent seems an entirely appropriate time to get around to it. This comment was a tangent in a facebook discussion from a little while back, to which ...

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I remember

I remember the songs we sang at your funeral, and how I came to learn why you loved the line "suffering children are safe in Your arms", and how I could never again sing the final verse of How Great ...