Monthly Archives: January 2015

Was Elihu Right? – Martin Shields.

Martin Shields from the University of Sydney, posts an interesting article on Elihu,from the book of Job. In his conclusion he says: Here, then, is Elihu’s contribution. But in many instances – without specific divine revelation – there are only possible … Continue reading

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Conversation about the Elect

In any conversation about the doctrine of Election, its important to keep in the uppermost of our minds, and our hearts, that it is Christ, who is the ‘elected one.’ Israel was predestined by God to be the nation who was … Continue reading

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The way of the Incarnation.

Because the 2nd person of the Trinity existed before the creation of the earth. (Yeah I know, I just offended a heap of peeps) His eternal purpose was always to become incarnate. Christ, was always God’s plan to redeem his people. … Continue reading

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Social Media: Is it the same as engaging in real life?

I have heard it said many times that engagement on social media is a fantasy that is far removed from real life. For many people I agree that social media, such as Face Book is a format to escape the … Continue reading

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Answer me ‘O God’. Arrogance or Humility? Psalm 4

The Psalmist begins Psalm 4 with the cry. Answer me when I call to you; O my righteous God. He continues, Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.  My first reaction in reading this … Continue reading

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I Pray. Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. – Timothy Keller. Chapter 1.

In a previous post, I mentioned that I bought Timothy Keller’s book on prayer. I believe that prayer is the same for the Christian life, as oxygen is needed for breathing. Without it, we choke, gasp and die. Therefore I am … Continue reading

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Friendship. The power of listening.

Last week I blogged my first post on friendship, where I wrote about the importance of making time for each other.  Today I am going to look at the role listening has in our friendships. I will admit up front, I … Continue reading

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I seem to be opinionated online – but in real life am different.

A friend on facebook said to me that while I have strong opinions online, I seem to be different in real life. I took that to be a compliment and not a insult. I replied to him with the following. … Continue reading

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Surprised by Greek. Well not really.

In a previous post, I mentioned that I bought a copy of the  Learn to Read New-testament Greek, Work Book. It’s  different to another work book I have used in the past. Perhaps a lot of those differences can be explained by the … Continue reading

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Generous orthodoxy.

I knew that George Whitfield and John Wesley started out as good friends. I was under the impression that they had had a irreversible falling out on theological differences – I am glad to report, I was wrong. John Wesley … Continue reading

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