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Listen To Jim Carrey: Don't Waste Your Life

At the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, Jim Carrey presented the award for Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category. Before he came on stage the voice over introduced...

Personal Reflection: Tell Your Children The Truth

My wife and I didn’t want children. We weren’t convinced that the God commands married Christian couples to “multiply,” at least not in that way (Genesis 1:28). As people realised...

An Ode To The Passive Voice, And Good Writing

In a delightfully tongue-in-cheek article, Ben Myers decries what he calls “the plague of italics” in theological writing. After outlining the five historically accepted uses for italics, he writes: “If...

Christian Theologian 101: Intellectual Lust

Earlier this year I began a series of posts for those engaged in theological studies, particularly students. The first post argued that the goal of any theological pursuit must always...

Augustine On Blood Sports: "Sipping Animality"

Towards the end of last year I put up an article exploring the ethics surrounding human blood sports, particularly boxing and MMA. I argued that blood sports have created a...

Overemphasising Service Can Lead To Underemphasising Gifts

In this post I want to explore the distinction between service and gifts in the local church. My working thesis is that larger churches draw heavily on service but do...

Doodle: What's Wrong With 'Gentle And Lowly'?

Since its publication in April 2020, Dane Ortlund’s Gentle And Lowly has received countless plaudits and quite remarkable fanfare. Tim Challies didn’t only list it in his top 10 books...

Fridays With Fred: Studying Theology

Friedrich Nietzsche made no secret of his disdain for the Christian faith. Thus, it’s unsurprising that he also loathed theologians. In his own day, he saw them as a modern...

Christian Theologian 101: Humility

Two weeks back I began what I hope will be a series of short exhortations, addressing those engaged in theological training. Though my target audience for these posts are theological...