Category Archives: Articles

How did life on earth begin?

When it comes to questions about the earth’s origins many Christians remain quiet in the face of hostility towards the idea of a Creator being behind the whole thing. Yet it’s worth knowing that the other side should also display a certain amount of humility

Confused about: Sexuality

This is fourth in a series of articles showing how western society has become confused about issues relating to human relationships. We are  (i) confused about children , (ii) confused about sex and (iii) confused about gender. Sexuality is generally understood to be the area surrounding our sexual desires

Body matters

It is a universal truth so obvious that it goes unsaid but here it is: 100% of all humans, in every country, of every race, of both genders and throughout all of human history, every single one has had….wait for it…a body. The debate, in

Drink this!

Last summer, on a warm and sunny evening (even at 9pm), I ran a 10k race around one of Stockholm’s 14 islands. On crossing the finish line I was given a medal, energy bar and bottle of water. It was only after drinking the water that I

The books I read in 2016

I never quite got around to posting about my reading from 2016 but the fact that it is March shouldn’t be a hindrance to reflecting on the past right? Turns out there was an encouraging uptick in books read. In part because I’ve counted books

Is atoning sacrifice absent in Paul’s scheme of salvation?

I’ve recently been working on digitizing most of my papers and files from university days and stumbled across a few interesting finds. One of those was this feisty article by Bradley H McLean. McLean opens with the acknowledgement that ‘Christ’s death constitutes the theological centre of gravity

The not quite so astonishing growth of the early church

I’ve recently finished reading Alan Hirsch’s The Forgotten Ways which is a fascinating book and like many books he wrestles with the question of the decline of the church in the West and what can be done to reverse it. Like many (myself included) he advocates that

What is truth?

Pilate asked that rhetorical question to Jesus around 2000 years ago (Jn 18:38) and then after telling Jesus’ accusers that their claims were baseless, he executed Jesus anyway. And so the Truth died. Today, it seems, we’re still asking the same question as Pilate and