Doctrine and Sentimentality

In 1923 J. Gresham Machen wrote his devastating critique of liberal theology in Christianity and Liberalism. With precision and logic he showed that Christianity and liberal theology were two different …

Does God Need Us?

A few weeks ago, in a Scripture class, we drifted off the topic onto ‘the attributes of God’. In answer to a question, I referred to Acts 17:24-25, ‘The God …

Believing in God

Recently I had someone confront me quite vigorously with the question: ‘Why believe in God?’ Pilate famously asked, in the presence of Christ: ‘What is truth?’ but he does not …

God’s Love In Our Redemption

Seeking to be succinct, the apostle Paul told the Corinthian Church: ‘For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified’ (1 Cor.2:2). His basic message …

Feminism’s Miss Takes

It is obligatory to be a feminist these days, but this has led to some bizarre situations. Recently, Yassmin Abdel-Magied declared on ABC television (where else?) that Islam ranks as …

Misleading ‘Christian’ Slogans

There  is  a  strong  element  of  disguise  and  deception  in  the  spiritual  battles  that  we  face.  In  Paul’s  day  there  were  false  apostles  who  disguised  themselves  as  apostles  of  Christ,  …

The Wonder of God

The  Christian  faith  must  ever  fill  us  with  a  sense  of  wonder  that  it  is  true.  One  of  the  many  sad  passages  in  the  autobiography  of  Charles  Darwin  concerns  his  …