Christian apologetics means defence. What are we to defend, you may ask? Christianity, of course—a Christianity that considers Christ and his work as the centre of its message. (more…)
Philippians may at first appear to be insignificant compared with other Pauline epistles but it contains some important theological statements and shows how Paul dealt with practical issues in one of his less troublesome congregations. (more…)
Scientists say that the only really earth-shattering event was when the earth collided with Mars to form the moon. This is a load of garbage. The only really earth-shattering event was when Jesus had the guts to die for the world, and by doing this, turn God’s anger away from us.
The women’s ordination debate has led to some strange bed-fellows in the household of faith. The Anglo-Catholics and the Evangelicals have discovered how much they have in common, and have gotten together to defeat the Liberals. And just as we were becoming accustomed to this new alliance, everyone seems to have crossed the floor on permanent women deacons. Now it’s the Anglo-Evangelical camp that are all for ordination (to the diaconate) and the MOWists who are dead against it!
Is too much experience a bad thing? How does an emphasis on God’s word square with the activity of the Spirit? It is to these and other questions that John Woodhouse turns in the second article of his series.
The letter reprinted below was passed onto us by a Sydney Curate, who alleges it was written by a high-ranking Australian denominational official. While entertaining some doubts as to the document’s authenticity, we thought it worth publishing as a cri de coeur…
The epistle to the Ephesians confronts the reader with a number of issues relating to the church and the Christian life that are not fully developed in other Pauline letters. (more…)
Evangelicals seem to spend a lot of time talking about ‘the Word of God’. It is one of our catchcries. Are we mistaken in having this emphasis? What is the place of experience and the Spirit? Does the ‘word of God’ equal ‘the Bible’? In this stimulating series of three articles, John Woodhouse offers some fresh insights into what ‘God’s Word’ is, and what it means for the modern Christian.