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It’s Friday…

Another bit from ‘The Ordinary Hero’ (Tim Chester) that’s got me thinking is how he talks about the cross not just being the pattern for Christian discipleship (which I guess is a relatively conventional idea) but also the pattern of … Continue reading

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Matchwood and immortal diamond

Gerard Manley Hopkins on the hope of resurrection: A beacon, an eternal beam. Flesh fade, and mortal trash Fall to the residuary worm; world’s wildfire, leave but ash: In a flash, at a trumpet crash, I am all at once … Continue reading

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Exams a-coming

Back in two weeks…

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Two kinds of death

I’ve been thinking a bit about why good and bad theology is often so hard to distinguish, and often the best and the worst are the hardest to tell apart. Bad theology often makes you feel like you’re dying (sometimes … Continue reading

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In praise of catechisms and liturgy…

This year at church we’re hoping to work through Kevin DeYoung’s “The Good News We Almost Forgot” with our students. It’s basically an accessible commentary on the Heidelberg catechism. Coming from a church background that never used catechisms, I didn’t … Continue reading

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God’s concern for His own glory?

I am also currently thinking about: John Piper and Romans 9-11 They need more thought (together and separately) than I’ve yet had time for, but I’m struggling to fit Romans 9 into a ‘God as Giver’ paradigm, or at least … Continue reading

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Latest unattainable dream for a year-out

Those of you who’ve known me for any length of time will be bored of this by now, but on the list this is pretty close to number 1: If only I was male, life would be much simpler.

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