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Accept This Sacrifice

Accept This Sacrifice

UPDATED Let me be clear from the start: this is not a review of a book – this is an initial exploratory comment on a review of a book. The book is Did the Anglicans and Roman Catholics Agree on the Eucharist?: A Revisit of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission’s Agreed Statements of 1971 and… Continue Reading

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Paradoxology

Paradoxology

Paradoxology by Krish Kandiah Paperback 308 pages I love the subtitle: “Why Christianity was never meant to be simple”, and the quote by Michael Green on the front: “Paradox is often the pathway to truth, and Krish Kandiah is an accomplished guide along the road.” Krish Kandiah is Executive Director for Churches in Mission at… Continue Reading

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Gloriavale and a More Forgiving God?

Gloriavale and a More Forgiving God?

This is how Gloriavale could be saved. By religion and theology – not by authorities. https://t.co/8klqeP6Fse — Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) April 30, 2018 “Gloriavale Christian Community is a small evangelical Christian group based at Haupiri on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Its population is estimated to be 550–600…Those who leave… Continue Reading

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So Long Sola and Solo Scriptura

So Long Sola and Solo Scriptura

The above picture has been doing the internet rounds as a way to somehow attempt to save those who follow sola-scriptura (the “Bible alone”) from its inherent tendency to individualism and, concomitantly, incessant fragmentation. Serious analysis of the rate of sola-scriptura fragmentation shows the rapid approach of the time when the rate of fragmentation of… Continue Reading

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The One True Church

The One True Church

My friend and fellow-blogger, Peter Carrell, recently said it well: I belong to the one and only true church. It is perfect in every way, doctrinally, liturgically, morally, ecclesiologically. It only has one member. And you can’t join it in case you wreck it. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday I rework a blog post… Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Improve Progressive Christianity

5 Ways to Improve Progressive Christianity

Someone recently pointed me to a blog post 5 Areas Where Progressive Christian Culture Completely Loses Me. Benjamin Corey there wrote about Far too many progressives ready to rebuke you for not being progressive enough Neglecting the truth that choosing to follow Jesus results in a changed life Mishandling scripture to avoid traditional interpretations of… Continue Reading

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Finding The Forgotten God

Finding The Forgotten God

Finding the Forgotten God – Credible Faith for a Secular Age by Ron Hay Paperback 238 pages Publisher: DayStar Books [Update 15 August 2015: Finding the Forgotten God won a $10,000 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Mind Body Spirit Literary Award. Congratulations, Ron! Here is an interview of Ron by Philip Matthews. There is now a… Continue Reading

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