The Gelding of God

The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury has asserted that God should not be seen as male of female, because he is ‘beyond human language’ and is ‘not a father in exactly the same way as a human being is a father’. There is nuance in these words, rather more than in the way that the press … Continue reading The Gelding of God

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The Law of the Spirit of Christ

Part 3 of a series on the Ten Commandments. Read the previous post here, or the first in the series here. As soon as the Ten Commandments are mentioned, many Christians immediately ask, ‘but aren’t we set free from the law?’ They have in mind passages like ‘But now we are released from the law, … Continue reading The Law of the Spirit of Christ

This Christmas, beware evangelical humanists offering absolutely nothing

Polly Toynbee in The Guardian has written an article entitled 'This Christmas, beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts'. It is attacking Operation Christmas Child, a charitable project run by Christians to send Christmas gifts to children in other countries who otherwise wouldn’t receive them. The reason for her ire is straightforward: along with the shoeboxes full … Continue reading This Christmas, beware evangelical humanists offering absolutely nothing

Vicky Beeching, Undivided, and Jayne Ozanne, Just Love: A review essay

  The era of ‘gay and evangelical’ has, it seems, arrived in Britain. A number of American authors have been arguing that the two are compatible for a few years now, but the last few weeks have seen the publication of two books likely to have a far greater impact here in Britain: the autobiographies … Continue reading Vicky Beeching, Undivided, and Jayne Ozanne, Just Love: A review essay

A Letter to Harry and Meghan: on human love and God’s love

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex 22nd May 2018   Your Royal Highnesses As a Christian minister, I am writing to you first, to congratulate you on your wedding and to assure you of the prayers of our church. It is our great desire that God should bless you through your marriage … Continue reading A Letter to Harry and Meghan: on human love and God’s love