Not All Equality is Equal

One of the central mantras of the campaign to redefine marriage is that it’s all about “equality”. We hear the language of “equal marriage”, “marriage equality” and even the claim that homosexuals are, somehow, “second-class citizens”. What are we to make of this claim? I think the key is to establish quite what proponents have […]

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2015 – The Year of Justification by Faith Alone?

What are going to be the key theological issues explored this coming year? If the Australian Church Record (“ACR”) is to be listened to then one might be Justification by Faith Alone. They’ve just published an essay [pdf] by Matt Olliffe, responding to an earlier contribution by Michael Bird which itself was a reply to Olliffe’s original piece [pdf] in […]

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Reformation Day. Every Year. Every Day.

Today is Reformation Day, the anniversary of that momentous occassion when Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of Wittenburg Church. There will, today, be reams of posts written across the Reformed blogosphere (and elsewhere, no doubt) on this subject. We'll keep banging on about how important this stuff is and others will […]

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No More Acting - the Humility of Grace

Who wants to be an actor? (picture above from State Library of NSW archives on flickr. h/t Dave Miers). I had a fascinating conversation this weekend about what it means to live the Christian life. My conversation partner came from a religious background that put the emphasis on what we need to do to please […]

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