It’s already December 27th and 2019 rushes towards a close. Maybe you’re also one of the many who attended church at Christmas and heard the Scriptures read, perhaps even from Matthew’s Gospel. They’re familiar words and we can often pass over them without too much sustained thought. In the run-up to Christmas, the season of […]
For the past few months Australia’s chattering classes (and a whole bunch of other people besides) have been discussing debating and (in true Orwellian style) denouncing over the question of the Safe Schools Program, now rolled out in all of Victoria. While claiming to be simply an anti-bullying campaign it very clearly pushes a radical […]
Isa. 53:4 Surely, he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… 5 The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray … we have turned … and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Words are incredibly powerful things. From the very beginning it is words that have exerted enormous influence in our universe. Gen. 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. The power of words is, in some way, linked to the power of the one speaking. I can’t stand in my darkened office […]
One criticism often made of Christians (and seen most recently on my website here) is that we’re living in the past. I wonder if, like me, you’ve been accused of having a Victorian or even a Medieval attitude to morality and life in general? If so, then how do we respond? My suggestion is to point […]
This video is doing the rounds, and with good reason. And so just something to think about… Is. 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to […]
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 […]
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, […]