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Holiness For Ordinary People: book review

Arthur and I find ourselves in the Aussie reformed evangelical camp, but both of us have significant streams of influence from Holiness / Wesleyan / Methodist traditions from earlier in our lives. We’ve re-discovered these most recently by following Seedbed, which is how I picked up a copy of ‘Holiness […]

Old Testament ethics for the university

In campus chapel, a constant challenge is to bring the mind of the church and the mind of the university together. What I’ve outlined below is one of my attempts at this, a series of five theological reflections I gave earlier this year. It’s based on the work of Waldemar Janzen. The characters […]

The Vertical Self (book review)

Mark Sayers has a real knack for diagnosing our Western bone cancers and provoking us to recover true life. If there’s a crisis in the Western church, he says, it’s not a crisis of church formatting but a crisis of discipleship.  The basic Christian life, the very place where the […]

Stained by sin, to you I cry

The sub-headings are from  Rock of Ages, a classic hymn and one of my favourites. Not the labour of my hands Every leader is guilty of shameful thoughts, disgusting habits, perverse ambitions and foul behaviour. But what do you do when people are looking up to you as an example? […]