The “Church” Times on “Gay Marriage”

Chris Johnson is worth repeating in full… The Church Times is not down with the Church of England’s official opposition to homosexual “marriage,” which it calls “tendentious and poorly-argued.”  At this point, I don’t particularly care one way or the other what the C of E or the Church Times thinks about anything at all but among the Times ”arguments,” this one […]

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Oxygen Day 2 - Think and Preach Christ

Oxygen Day 2 from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo. One thing is becoming increasingly clear to me as I attend Oxygen – God has been very, very good to us in giving us men like John Piper and John Lennox. Piper's 2 talks today were astoundingly brilliant. Again, there were individual elements that left me unpersuaded but the […]

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Going to Heaven?

Just had a fascinating chat with some church members about those books that do the rounds every so often about people that allegedly die and “go to heaven” for a bit. They then return and tell us about what they see there. Of course, often there is Jesus who is just plain nice to everyone. […]

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Sydney Muslims in “Jesus is not God” Shocker!

Perhaps, over the past few days, you've picked up the news that here in Sydney we're going to have another religious billboard campaign: CHRISTIANS in Sydney will have their core beliefs challenged by provocative advertisements due to appear on billboards and buses in the next month. The ads, paid for by an Islamic group called […]

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Hitchens on the KJV in Vanity Fair

Fascinating little article by Hitchens in this month's Vanity Fair. It's becoming common knowledge that he likes the KJV (for it's literary style and influence, of course!) but it's interesting to see that when he likes something he doesn't swing into his usual hyperbolic rhetoric. Bishop Andrewes and his colleagues, a mixture of clergymen and classicists, […]

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“I have never read the Bible in that way”

I think possibly the most frustrating thing about current discussions within the church on various theological matters is the utter chutzpah that revisionists have when talking about how they “read” the Bible. Now, maybe I belong to an arcane era of education but when I was growing up reading was about comprehension – ie understanding […]

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The King’s English

This is a great way to start the New Year! Glen of Christ the Truth has started up a fantastic little blog for 2011 entitled “The King's English: The English we speak and the King who shaped it“. He's picked out 365 famous phrases and sayings from the KJV (which celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2011) […]

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entirely forgiveable out-of-context proof-texting

This from Quaerentia   Today, I’m going to steal a post from the incomparable Futility Closet (an ever-present source of amusement, irrelevance and, yes, futility). As he was visiting his parishioners one Saturday afternoon, a new pastor stopped at one house and found that no one answered the door. It was clear that someone was […]

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