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Mixed-Sex Friendships: Tackling The Charge Of Perceptions

Many years ago I wrote an article advocating for mixed-sex friendships between Christians—that is, intimate and spiritual friendship between men and women. At the same time another article, from a...

The Pastor's Wife

I was tempted to post an article titled: What Does The Bible Say About The Pastor’s Wife? The body of that article would have contained just one word: ‘Nothing.’ Of...

Must Married Christians "Multiply" By Having Children?

Many moons ago I set out to explain the decision my wife and I made to not have any children. I wrote a loose series of posts on the topic...

Hebrews 4:9 And The Sabbath

One of the occupation hazards of biblical studies is that proof texts are inevitably seen for what they are: unconvincing. Throughout 2020 I worked on my Masters dissertation, focusing on...

Should Christians Observe Lent? An Argument For Fasting

Over the past few years I have been increasingly drawn to the role catechising should play in both the corporate life of the church as well as individual believers. But...

John Calvin On The Sabbath Commandment For Christians

Last week I wrote a post explaining why I’m not a Sabbatarian. Put more simply, I argued why I do not believe the fourth commandment is binding on Christian believers,...

Should Christians Observe The Sabbath on Sunday?

The New City Catechism (NCC) is a terrific resource. I have written about it at the Gospel Coalition Africa and regularly engage with it at Rekindle (recently here and here)....

The Necessity of Mixed-Sex Friendships for Christian Faith

Two weeks ago I wrote a post exploring the implied conflict between friendship and marriage in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. I argued that towards the...

Don't Wait for the Rebuke: Repent and Confess Your Sin

There are many reasons Christians don’t rebuke one another. But perhaps the one that runs deepest is that we just want people to like us. We fear coming across as...