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Prayer priorities

As I gear up for study, I want to renew my prayer life. I’ve always felt a tension between the tremendous importance of prayer and my desperate failure to pray. I’ll write progressively more about praying in months to come. In the meantime, here are a few thoughts rehashed from […]

The Shack again

A few thoughts have been brewing on The Shack. Tamie has already skirted trinitarian red herrings and tackled a great deal. In the end, I just have a personal quibble: the way The Shack is written.

Be stiff

The other night I was zoned out in front of Van Helsing before flipping over to ‘The book that shook the world’. It’s a doco about The Little Red Schoolbook, by Danish teachers Soren Hansen and Jesper Jensen, published in Australia in 1972.

The Shack

I’ve been writing about Wm Paul Young’s The Shack recently and the result has been two short papers which pick up on what seemed to me to be two main themes: Suffering and Relationship with God. There’s so much stuff in The Shack that it seems near impossible for any […]

Why read the Old Testament?

This got chopped out of an upcoming sermon for SAS. The Old Testament (OT) seems strange and dense to us. It seems so much the thing of another time and place: the writings of an ancient Palestinian culture about their dealings with a powerful, mysterious God (is he even the […]

More Church History II

Last post, I identified the need for Christians to trust Jesus to build his church. However, the other side of the ‘train track’ in this case is that, of course, God’s church consists of people, their actions and the faith they claim as their own. In the cases of Athanasius […]