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What is 1 Peter all about?

In 5:12 we read, “I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.” Peter gives us a...

Bonhoeffer on Scripture: God's True and Sufficient Word for Christians

A few weeks ago I started what I hope will be a series of posts developing a robust theology of Scripture. The first two articles looked at the writing of...

4 God Given Uses for the Bible

I recently taught 2 Timothy 3:10-17, on two separate occasions, and found myself stirred by this familiar passage. While studying at college it was a favourite to cite among both...

Can I be Friends with Girls?

Let me start this post with two short anecdotes. Firstly, a couple of years ago I was rebuked by an older Christian man in my church after he saw me...

6 Obstacles to Friendship

Friendship is a wonderful gift from God. Over the years I have gratefully enjoyed its fruits, though not without effort and commitment. On occasion I have been asked to teach...

How’s It Going? Part 6: Build your own

This is the last in a series of posts on church metrics. We’re going to close off this series with some how-to tips. We’ve seen that a metric is any...