There are fair criticisms of churches’ historically extreme and even lethal takes on sexuality.
Just as God reveals himself to humanity in the Man Jesus Christ, so also you must reveal yourself to the world in some identifiable way. When you do this, your bravery and courage will bring harmony and healing to a broken world.
Fats Waller famously said of jazz, “if you don’t know what it is, don’t mess with it.” That should be the Reds’ approach to just war theory.
If an ordained leader in the church professes and truly believes the Creeds but promotes transgenderism and homosexual unions, should we accept him as a genuine brother and legitimate Christian teacher? The question goes to the heart of discipleship; what does it mean...
Apathy? Wow, sounds like a lot of church members, even clergy.
Matthew’s infancy narrative closes with the most intriguing of his claims to a fulfilment of Old Testament promise and prophecy.
There’s one part of Matthew’s infancy narrative that never seems to make the Christmas Cards or school plays.
When Matthew cites the opening words “out of Egypt I called my son” he evokes thoughts of much more than simply the fact of the Exodus. “Out of Egypt I called my son” is a lament, the tragic cry of a Heavenly Father who has poured loved upon his child, guided them like a parent holds a toddler’s hands to help them learn to walk, and yet now watches them run away from him.
Why would a “Christian” book have so much in common with a funny one about terrible corporate executive culture in one of the richest countries in the world? Indeed, I myself thought it was rather strange.
And so the Magi arrive. A band of travellers from the east arriving at the gates of Jerusalem to announce that the king’s reign has come to an end. Away with the old! In with the new! Everything is disturbed by the men from the east that God has sent.
Ignorance, wrapped in bias, packaged as serious news coverage.
An attentive and honest Christmas reading of the Bible defies reduction to a single meme or symbol for political debate.
The virgin birth that Matthew wants us to see is not simply that of Jesus. As he cites Isaiah 7 he is urging us to recognise that the birth of Jesus is the fulfilment of the entire hope of Isaiah.
For all too many people today, reality simply doesn't cut it. That being the unfortunate case, they are forced to create their own. The bad news is that they are requiring the rest of us to treat their delusions as real. According to the Willamette Week, an Oregon man...
It doesn’t help that Francis is so uninterested in the whole subject of making disciples that he doesn’t even listen to himself when he talks.
Timothy Dalrymple is defending Galli’s words, and insisting that “the conversation must continue.” We agree, just not in the way we think either would expect.
We lump gossip in with cute human foibles like double dipping a chip in the communal salsa.
I came across something ghastly on Twitter a couple of days ago. It is a short clip of a comedienne and TV personality whom I have often run across on the many and varied British quiz shows that I sometimes watch on Sunday evenings when I am trying to fall asleep...
It is no secret that the Church of England is in trouble. Several years ago, I likened the contemporary English Church to the Episcopal Church in 1999. That was my first year as an M.Div student at Virginia Theological Seminary. I remember thinking at the time that...
There’s a kind of pathos in this, like a loser lusting after an unavailable love.
On the Radar
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Gay and lesbian activists, along with their bisexual allies, are about to be clobbered. They’re about to be decked. But not by those enemy evangelicals they have long resented and demonized.
She was trans by age 8, when her mother outlined the LGBTQ acronym after a search for gender-nonconforming bathing suits.
I wanted to outrun the Nothing. And there was nothing I would not have sacrificed—friendships, relationships, the blood from the heel of my foot—to get it.