Theology

2024 Reading Plans as You Plan to Read

I hope your planning to read in 2023. Specifically, I hope you are planning to read your Bible and good theology in 2023. From my experience, most people won’t do either without a plan. Read this for a challenging encouragement to get started – You Have More Time for Bible Reading than You Think Here are some helpful plans for… Read more →

“Gentle and Lowly” Quotes: Chapter by Chapter

You can download a PDF of these quotes here. You can order this book (highly recommended) here.   “…this high and holy Christ does not cringe at reaching out and touching dirty sinners and numbed sufferers. Such embrace is precisely what he loves to do. He cannot bear to hold back. We naturally think of Jesus touching us the way… Read more →

Primer: AI & The Christian Life

Here are some items/resources for any Christian who is wanting to start thinking carefully about living life in a world with increasing access to and use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools. (Disclaimer: By linking an article or website here, I am in no way giving approval to everything on the linked website or everything written/said by the linked author. The… Read more →

2022 Reading Plans

I hope your planning to read in 2022. Specifically, I hope you are planning to read your Bible and good theology in 2022. From my experience, most people won’t do either without a plan. Here are some helpful plans for you Bible reading: Bible Reading Plan for Shirkers and Slackers Professor Grant Horners Bible Reading System ESV Reading Plans ESV… Read more →

Vaccine Certificates/Passports and the Church

Sermon: Covid – Romans 14 – Loving One Another When We Disagree General Concerns: Verifiability of data: Up to now when a person in NZ receives their vaccine, no proof of identity is required. The individual administering the vaccine simply asks for the person receiving the vaccine to confirm their name and date of birth (in some cases their address). This is… Read more →

Join this Chariot: A Biblical, Exegetical, Theological, Historical Response

On 14 June 2021 InsideOut released a 72 page PDF document titled Join this Chariot: Christian Schools Supporting Rainbow Students’ Wellbeing. (A link to this PDF will not be provided here. It is found quite easily with a simple Google search!) This is a biblical, exegetical, theological, historical response. Let’s start with some definitions. Biblical: This response will aim to… Read more →

Psalm 22:1-21 – Good Friday – Quotes from Calvin

Quotes from Calvin: From the tenor of the whole composition, it appears that David does not here refer merely to one persecution, but comprehends all the persecutions which he suffered under Saul. It is, however, uncertain whether he composed this psalm when he peaceably enjoyed his kingdom, or in the time of his affliction; but there is no doubt that… Read more →

Has ‘Grace Alone’ made you gracious?

This is the continuation of a series on the ‘solas’ of the Reformation. We have already looked at ‘Semper Reformanda’ (always reforming), ‘Sola Scriptura’(Scripture alone), and ‘Solus Christus’ (in Christ alone). We are now going to consider ‘Sola Gratia’ (by grace alone). Essentially, Sola Gratia simply means we are saved by grace alone. We are saved by grace and grace alone. In other words, our salvation is not the… Read more →