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- God bless America
- The Penitent Thief – a Good Friday reflection
- Peace on earth?
- Was God’s will done in the US election result?
- Please don’t let Trump in!
- Saul among the prophets – an interesting worship experience
- God bless Greenbelt
- Coping with our faith crises
- An experience of divine absence
- Why doesn’t God magically sort out our problems?
Top Posts & Pages
- 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', Evil, and the impact of Incarnation
- Challenging evangelical preoccupations: sin, scripture, soul-saving (and some others)
- Hating God
- Personality and spirituality
- Jürgen Moltmann and universalism
- The life cycle of faith - stages of spiritual development (stages of faith)
Tag Archives: evangelicalism
Evangelicals are much nicer than people think If you bump into one then your heart shouldn’t really sink They’re really lovely guys Who just aren’t keen on compromise So change the subject if doctrinal issues should arise… Thus begins a … Continue reading
Last time I was looking at my Anglo-Catholic upbringing and subsequent late-teen explorations into atheism and alternative spiritualities. When I came back to Christian faith in my early 20s, it was from a desperate sense of the need for ‘salvation’ … Continue reading
Whether you call yourself an evangelical or not, whether you broadly support evangelicalism or oppose it strenuously, do you really know what an evangelical is? I called myself an evangelical for at least a decade, but I realise now that … Continue reading
And finally… notes from the fourth and last talk at the one-day Spurgeon’s conference on universalism, given by Spurgeon’s principal Nigel Wright: German Protestant theologian Jürgen Moltmann (born 1926) is a clear universalist. In his 1996 book The Coming of … Continue reading
These are my notes on Graham Watts’s talk at the recent Spurgeon’s conference: In chapter 7 of The Evangelical Universalist, Robin Parry says that universalism offers greater theological coherence than the alternatives. This talk offers a challenge to that view. … Continue reading
So as mentioned in the previous post this was the overall title of an excellent one-day conference at Spurgeon’s College on 3 February. I’m going to try and write up my notes from some of the day’s talks, so here’s … Continue reading
If we’re going to walk virtually together a few steps, it might help to know a little about how I got to where I am on my stumbling ramble (or rambling stumble) of faith. So far it’s been a journey … Continue reading
The short answer is: I am. Very. Of course, there are lots of perfectly rational reasons to be frightened of fundamentalism, as all we good moderates and liberals know. Fundamentalism as we (or as I) like to perceive it is only one step away from fanaticism, … Continue reading