Category Archives: Christian Life

Spirit or Scripture?

Perhaps the most neglected and disputed aspect of Christian faith is the person and role of the Holy Spirit. We (most of us anyway) will recite the Apostle’s Creed with sincerity and affirm a Trinitarian doctrine of God as Father, … Continue reading

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It is a Conundrum Pt. 2

On Tuesday I put up a post It is a Conundrum Pt. 1 that gave my answer to the question “How can you be a Christian?” in part through a survey of “love” passages in the New Testament. The directive … Continue reading

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It is a Conundrum Pt. 1

I’ve mentioned in a number of posts over the 18 months or so that I’ve begun a habit of simply listening to Scripture regularly – usually on my commute – in large chunks straight through. Despite having been raised in … Continue reading

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Chew It Through Afresh

Fairly often in the discussion of issues surrounding the intersection of science and faith some mention is made of the inherent lopsidedness of the discussion. Theology, it appears to many, has to respond to science, as if it is the … Continue reading

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Skepticism and (Not Needing) The Last Word

As most are aware by this time, Dallas Willard passed away last Wednesday. Dallas Willard was a Professor of Philosophy at USC, The University of Southern California, for 47 years. He began as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in 1965 … Continue reading

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Now What?

This has been a rather long series looking at Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God. There are a number of excellent points and insights, and some room for disagreement and further discussion. Before moving on, however, wrap-up now seems … Continue reading

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Connecting Gospel and Work

The final section of Tim Keller’s new book Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work explores the ways in which the gospel should shape and focus our work. The four chapters in this section cover a new story, … Continue reading

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When Work Goes Wrong

I posted a few weeks ago on the first part of Tim Keller’s new book Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. I am not an uncritical fan of everything Keller has written. Perhaps I shouldn’t have added … Continue reading

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Every Good Endeavor

Among other things of late I’ve been reading the new book by Tim Keller with Katherine Leary Alsdorf: Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. If you happen to, oh say, teach at a seminary or pastor in … Continue reading

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Love Is the Name of the Game

As I was preparing last week’s post A Conversation About Genesis, I came across the YouTube video of this extended reflection by Tom Wright put out by World Vision as part of a Faith Effect campaign in Australia. This is … Continue reading

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