One of the TAFES staff asked for advice on Whatsapp from senior associates about a student’s question: Is married people having one bank account good or not so good? We ask for your view and experiences. What ensued was a fascinating discussion of husband and wife’s roles in marriage, that […]
Simon Chan once said, “True theology occurs when the faithful respond with ‘amazed recognition’ to the theologian: You said for us what we had wanted to say all along but could not find the words to say it.” This was my experience reading Neither Complementation Nor Egalitarian by Michelle Lee-Barnewell. […]
This post is part of a series. A few years ago, I was on a parish council which received a request from a Korean congregation: would we be open to them using our building? It didn’t sound like a merger or even a partnership, just a congregation looking for a […]
Today on the occasion of our eighth wedding anniversary, I’m recommending the best talk on marriage Arthur and I have listened to in a long time. John Haralson is the pastor at Grace Church Seattle which I found because it’s got a song that we’ve been enjoying on Cardiphonia’s Hallel […]
I recently wrote a review of Michael Jensen’s book, Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology (Wipf & Stock, 2012). The questions being asked of Sydney Anglicanism are good questions for any evangelical Christian, and the book prompted some further reflections for me. The nature of evangelicalism is something that Tamie and I have been […]
At Cape Town 2010 there has been an emphatic call for Christian communities to recover their identity. These words are from the fifth day of the conference, from Chris Wright, who’s a pretty significant voice for me. Again and again this week, it seems to us, the message has been heard that our […]
Here are some thoughts I wrote during Old Testament last semester, which have formed the basis for some of my thinking about gender.