‘Performance identity’ vs ‘Gospel identity’

Nov 7, 2020 by

From Gafcon: This is a fascinating interview with Revd Canon Dr Ashley Null who shares his work, experiences and insights from working with performance driven athletes in his audiobook, “Performance Identity.” Dr Null says: “Reformation Anglicanism is a recovery of the biblical doctrine of identity. Medieval Christianity was about proving that you were good enough for God to accept you. Your performance determined your fate, how God saw you and how you saw yourself. The...

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Bishop of Reading: ‘Evolution is God incarnate; the whole earth is God’s body’

Oct 14, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Rt Rev’d Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading, has been reading a book. Perhaps she has been reading two or three. Her subject is Creation and Incarnation; her passion is global warming and biodiversity; her theological exposition is… interesting. Perhaps she needs to read another book. A different book. Or two. The video of her teaching is a mere six minutes long, so you may wish to hear her words for yourself, because they are at best theologically confusing; at worst...

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Ingratitude, Mob Violence, and Providence

Sep 8, 2020 by

by R J Snell, Public Discourse: Our culture’s deep ingratitude is the long, nihilistic outworking of the logic of modern thought itself. When human experience is reduced to only will and power struggle, there no room for gratefulness. Those of us who have not renounced cosmic order and the providence that brings that order to fulfillment, by contrast, know that all things willed or permitted by God work for good. Thus we should be grateful—profoundly grateful—for everything. A friend recently...

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A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory

Sep 7, 2020 by

By Timothy Keller, Gospel in Life The Problem We Face Which justice? There have never been stronger calls for justice than those we are hearing today. But seldom do those issuing the calls acknowledge that currently there are competing visions of justice, often at sharp variance, and that none of them have achieved anything like a cultural consensus, not even in a single country like the US.  It is overconfident to assume that everyone will adopt your view of justice, rather than some other,...

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TSM Dean and President reflects on theological education in a time of Covid

Aug 20, 2020 by

by David W Virtue, Virtueonline: Virtueonline has obtained an exclusive interview with the Very Rev. Dr. Henry “Laurie” Thompson III, President and Dean of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. VOL: Thank you for your time, Dr. Thompson. Your seminary serves four groups of students from four different denominations; TEC, the ACNA, EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian) and the NALC (North American Lutheran Church). How is that working out at a practical level? THOMPSON: It is...

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Wright’s wrong reaction

Apr 29, 2020 by

by David Robertson, Evangelicals Now: The well-known theologian/author/ broadcaster N.T. Wright had an article in Time magazine in March in which he cautioned against ‘knee jerk’ reactions from Christians. Amongst the ‘silly’ reactions he included arguing that the coronavirus was a sign or a punishment. He told us that rationalists look for an explanation; romantics look for relief; but that the biblical position is to lament. As with all N.T. Wright’s writings it is well written, thought...

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