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Fridays with Fred: Like Friendships in the Night

Last year had an opportunity to speak on a topic close to my heart: friendship. It wasn’t recorded but you can listen to a discussion of it, here;you can also...

You'll Never Live a Life Worthy of the Gospel

In Philippians 1:27 Paul exhorts Christians to live in a manner worthy of the gospel. Following that he fills out the picture of such a life. It is marked by...

Is Your Theology Pastoral or Pilpul?

When you walk through the front door of our home you’ll be confronted by my theological library. There you’ll find—if I do say so myself—some outstanding works: Herman Bavinck’s Reformed...

How Knowing Greek Guards Against Prejudice and Partiality

Starting last year—off the back of beginning to lecture at a theological college—I wrote a series of articles exploring the value of studying New Testament Greek. In them I argued...

Doodle: Was J. R. R. Tolkien an Anti-Semite?

Towards the close of The Watchmen, a newspaper editor suggests to his senior that they should run a story about Ronald Reagan running for president in ‘88. The senior replies,...

A Word from Jesus on T. B. Joshua

I woke up this morning to a handful of messages from various people, all about the same person: T. B. Joshua. If you know the name, then you might be...

Stories Are for so Much More Than Escapism

If anyone is willing to sponsor it, I’ll embark on a PhD in literature tomorrow. My question: when did we start treating literature as escapism? This question obviously applies to...

Doodle: If Anyone Aspires to the Office of Bishop

In Prince Caspian, Aslan asks the eponymous prince if he feels that he’s ready to become the king of Narnia. Caspian’s reply is marked by hesitation. “I don’t think I...

Fridays with Fred: Cancel Culture

What frightens you? In general, children have readier answers to that question than adults. They’re able to list the things that cause them dread. Adults, on the other hand, not...