Grace and Mercy, even in Manchester

I spent the first five years of my life in a commuter village outside Manchester. It’s horrible to see today’s news of an outrageous terrorist attack in that great city. And it is outrageous. As with other nations, the U.K. has seen terrorist attacks before but there is something particularly evil about a suicide bomber […]

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From Cretin to Christian

Some of the smaller and (to some) more obscure books in the Bible are also where we find some of the most beautiful hidden treasures. Paul’s letter to Titus is one of them. Even if you don’t know Titus from Nahum you probably do know the famous verse: Titus 1:12 One of Crete’s own prophets has […]

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Paul’s Conversion. And Mine.

Today is the feast day of the conversion of St. Paul, a moment that for most Christians has to rank as one of the most important moments in history. I’ll let Paul himself explain… 1Tim. 2:7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not […]

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So much anger over the Wrath of God.

Bosco Peters’ latest post on his Liturgy website is a great example of a liberal attack on the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA), not just for the substance but the manner in which the doctrine is attacked. At our recent synod meeting, one of the songs was Stuart Townend and Keith Getty’s In Christ alone with […]

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Genuine Confession is Public

Today’s newspapers here in Australia are full of the news that the Government has announced an royal commission into the abuse of children in various establishments. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the creation of a national royal commission into institutional responses to instances of child sexual abuse. The decision was taken at a meeting […]

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