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Ignoratio Elenchi (Latin title: probably irrelevant article)

For a few months I have been considering writing something brief on a remarkably popular line of reasoning that is often employed and yet, utterly fallacious. I began thinking about...

Fools and Firebrands (The Ethics of Deceit in Gameplay)

From lying in a game of Survivor in front of millions of viewers in order to win the million dollars, to a dummy pass in rugby for a clear run...

Lying Jews (and the art of biblical narrative)

Hebrew authors, it seems, have a propensity towards the prodigious use of direct speech but rarely reported speech and it seems clear that they were willing to summarise conversations into...

The Spirit, Marriage and Adoption

To many of us "Spirit" is a colourless and vague word. The Holy Spirit is a faceless enigma beyond the grasp of our understanding. Yet, He - not "it" -...

The Limits of Emotional Intimacy between Christians

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart” (1 Peter 1:22, ESV) It is the...

How a friend becomes a hero

I've just gotten back from visiting a friend who has recently been told by doctors that there is nothing more they can do to help him. His story goes back...

Theology in History

I wanted to make the title, "God is History" but that doesn't work practically as well as "Theology is History". Of course, "Theology is History" doesn't have quite the same...

Emotional Reflection #1: Greek Philosophy & Our Emotions

So, off the back of Feel, I've been thinking about how Greek Philosophy has crept into our thinking and negatively influenced us. For those of you who are sold out...

What is the place of 'emotion' in the Christian life?

"Listen to your heart" - is that good or bad advice? Should we subdue or accept what goes through our hearts? Does God care about the state of our emotions...