Category Archives: Theology

Identity– Why does God answer some prayers and not others?

I have written a lot on this blog in the past about identity. This post is a continuation of that same theme. Two weeks ago I sat in class next to a young man who was in a wheel chair. … Continue reading

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Open Lecture: The nature of pain–Dr Shane Clifton.

I have just received notification that Dr Shane Clifton is giving a lecture on the Nature of Pain. I have written about the issue of pain and trials a number of times and shared about Shane a couple of times … Continue reading

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Is baptism a sign of church membership or a salvific event?

I have been thinking about the practice of Baptism within the church and the various denominational practices of it. I currently fellowship with a Baptist Church and am enjoying it very much and will soon become a member. The minister … Continue reading

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The Death of Christ…

The Sword and the Ploughshare has an interesting post regarding a lecture by Bruce McCormack regarding penal substitution, titled “The Suffering God.” I made the comment that I think more reflection needs to be put into the area of Jesus … Continue reading

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A belief system in transit…..

  T.C from New Leaven followed by Nick Norrelli from Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth in the same theme have posted regarding their theological convictions and journey. It’s something I have been thinking about a lot lately; so here … Continue reading

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John Calvin was only a 4 pointer….

Nathaniel on the Think Theologically blog has been reading and researching John Calvin. Most Christians in thinking of Calvinists, think of the acronym TULIP…yet Nathaniel claims that John Calvin was a 4 pointer and not a 5… Hmmm TUIP doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Are faith and science enemies or friends who complement each other?

It often seems that we have two opposing teams that we are called to make up our minds as to whom we will barrack. One team we name Science. The other team we name Faith. And it would seem they … Continue reading

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Psalms; Gods word or man’s word to God?

One of my favourite books is “How to read the Bible for all its worth” by Gordon Fee. I watched a video clip on some highlights of his teaching how to do this. One question he asked in this clip … Continue reading

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Pentecostalism needs to embrace Intellectualism …so says Gordon Fee.

Charisma Magazine has a great interview with Gordon fee who is in my mind one of the worlds leading Bible Scholars. He says; For the most part, though, Pentecostals remain resistant to—or indifferent toward—theology and scholarship. After all, modern Pentecostalism … Continue reading

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Understanding the destructiveness of humankind

There is an interesting story in the Bible; that starts in the beginning. It’s a story of how an ancient race of people came to understand the world they lived in. Some take the story to be literally true and … Continue reading

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