Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Book Review: Heartstone

  Every now and then I need a break from theological works and a good murder mystery usually does the trick. Heartstone is the fifth in the Shardlake stories and having enjoyed the previous four I was looking forward to this one. There are lots to

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Book Review: Hearing her voice

John Dickson is a minister in Australia and a senior research fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University in Sydney. He describes himself as a ‘soft complementarian’ and in this short e-book, Hearing Her Voice: A Case for Women Giving Sermons he makes the case for

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Evangelicals, gender & homosexuality: part 2

I’m not sure how many posts on this blog could be seen as prophetic, but there’s reasonable grounds for seeing this one  (written just a week ago) as prophetic. Thanks Steve Chalke. I argued that those who have a justice hermeneutic regarding the issue of

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My top posts of 2012

2012 was a slightly quieter year for me on the blogging front but its always interesting to see what posts have attracted the most interest. I’ve stripped out pictures and pages because, oddly enough, the most visited page on my blog after the home page

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Evangelicals, homosexuality, gender & the media

Today The Independent newspaper in the UK published this piece on how some evangelicals are handling the thorny issue of homosexuality. Peter Ould does a good job of showing up some of the many inconsistencies and problems in the article. Peter’s blog by the way

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Books of 2012

This year has seen my hit a new low for reading and reviewing books (previous low was 20 in 2008 and down from a high of 35 last year). I think a lot of energy has gone into learning a language instead of into books

The courage to think differently

Some months ago I was in the Nobel museum in Stockholm. It was inspiring to read the stories and achievements of some of the greatest thinkers, writers, scientists, chemists, medical experts and peacemakers over the past 100 years or so. Many I’ve never heard of