A bit more on Old Testament violence and the love of God

I recently finished Tom Holland’s Dominion. Reading the history of Christianity at the same time as reading about the conquest of Canaan in the Old Testament as I was, it really struck me that the two histories are depressingly similar. And though the Old Testament seems to indicate divinely-sanctioned violence, the ultimate testimony of Scripture, … More A bit more on Old Testament violence and the love of God

YHWH and Yeshua

“Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, or His son’s name? Surely you know!” This was the tantalising, prophetic musing of a man called Agur (Proverbs 30:4). … More YHWH and Yeshua

Who Is Charles Wesley?

I remember having a hard time explaining to Joe Blanchard who Charles Wesley was. I met Joe at the Christian Union but he went to a different church on Sundays. “He wrote hymns,” I started. “Hymns?” “Yeah. Old worship songs!” “Oh right! Like ‘How Great Is Our God’?” “Um, no, not that one.” “Oh right. … More Who Is Charles Wesley?

Unexpected finds

It is something of a coincidence that not long after I wrote my last post about Roger Olson on Relational Theology, I by chance discovered a book by him while on holiday in Derbyshire. Perhaps I’m a pessimist, but I didn’t really expect to find a theological book in a store advertised as a tourist … More Unexpected finds

Redefining Marriage and the Government Sham

Today the Coalition for Marriage posted a blog in which it revealed the shambolic nature of the Government’s supposed ‘listening exercise’ in making its decisions about the proposed changes to marriage laws. It’s worth reading. I post it here again in an attempt to increase awareness of the huge bias on the part of the … More Redefining Marriage and the Government Sham