Do we take the Bible seriously enough?

The other day, Eddie Arthur shared a blog article titled “Issues with my tribe.”  He is there referring to evangelicalism and he highlights two particular concerns, namely that despite our protestations, we don’t take the Bible or our doctrine seriously enough. Clues towards those conclusions are found in our Sunday services. In terms of taking… Continue reading Do we take the Bible seriously enough?

Can I trust the Bible? – A question of presuppositions

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Presuppositions are the foundational beliefs that underpin our worldviews. Why is this important when we are considering the question “Can I trust the Bible?” Well, when we are talking about the amazing things that the Bible describes, we are either pre-disposed to take them seriously or to dismiss them. You see, I will either have… Continue reading Can I trust the Bible? – A question of presuppositions

Can I trust the Bible – a case study (Daniel)

Daniel 11 accurately describes the events surrounding the life of Antioches Epihanies -a Seleucid ruler between 175 and 163 BC. A lot of scholars therefore assume that Daniel was written around about 165BC many years after the events of Daniel’s life in Babylon and after the events he prophesied.  The claim is that history is… Continue reading Can I trust the Bible – a case study (Daniel)

God’s Word and its practical implications

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The aim of this blog is not to simply present theoretical information, but rather to help us think through the practical implications of what we believe.  Having set out the Christian doctrine of Revelation, we are now in a position to think through its practical implications for individual and church life.  In this section, we… Continue reading God’s Word and its practical implications

Conversations about God

There has been much debate about the Doctrine of God over the past few years. The technical end of the debate is about whether a particular historical approach known as Classical Theism is the benchmark of orthodoxy and whether certain theologians have strayed beyond that therefore making them heretics. There are two specific examples of… Continue reading Conversations about God

What does the Bible say about giving?

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The Prosperity Gospel deal is that if you give the right amount of money to the right pastor and he gives it the right blessing then you will be blessed in your personal finances.  In other words you should tithe. I think that well-meaning Evangelicals come unstuck on the question of tithing. Or to go… Continue reading What does the Bible say about giving?