Church has always been, and is, and will always be a place of tension, dissension and conflict. Of course, conflict isn't all bad, some is very necessary, but all too often, conflict is done badly - the Old Adam rising to the surface, making demands (without love), speaking the truth (without love), speaking plainly (without love or wisdom)... Continue Reading →
What has Clay to do with Salvation?
Quite a lot! The classic passage in Jeremiah 18 about the potter and the clay is very famous and an incredible lesson for us in how to hear, and expect to hear the Word of the Lord in the ordinary everyday things of life! While I was studying and preparing a recent sermon, the thought... Continue Reading →
Towards the end of his brilliant and devastating critique of contemporary new-atheism, David Bentley Hart writes, of professional academics: "Admittedly, I am still talking about only a small number of particular individuals here, and those manifestly moral idiots. Living in the academic world, moreover, I am acquainted with their kind to a perhaps unhealthy... Continue Reading →