The Disaster of the Church in Great Britain

In studying the Reformation recently I am amazed at the work of God who in His faithfulness kept the church – His bride – on track. Now, historically I became queasy when Christians started talking about brides and bridegrooms outside of weddings. I have pictures of women (and, sadly, men too) thinking that they’re the bride and Christ is the …

Christian Bookstores in England

I walked into a well-known chain of Christian bookstores in Bristol, England to enquire about the new biography of Francis Schaeffer. I couldn’t find the book on the shelves so I asked the attendant at the desk. The attendant asked for the details of the book and at the time I had forgotten the title so I said that it …

Craig on State of Post-Modernity

I just came across the cover article (thanks to D. Groothuis) of the recent edition of Christianity Today. It is a 5-page essay from William L. Craig presenting, in a condensed manner, the major philosophical arguments for the existence of God. In addition to presenting the arguments, Craig also underscores the importance of using these apologetic tools today, in the …

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Is the Emergent Church Escaping from Reason?

I am reading D.A. Carson’s ‘Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church’ at present. As I read it I’m drawn back into the present reality, which in all honesty, I’ve tried to block out. I don’t like the way that much of the western church is heading, I don’t like it at all but it feels to me as if this …

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Is Love Really All We Need?

“So it’s not surprising that the world would think that “all we need is love,” and we can do without the doctrine, since the world thinks it can do without Christ. Doctrine is where the religions most obviously part ways. Doctrine is where things get interesting-and dangerous. As the playwright Dorothy Sayers said, doctrine isn’t the dull part of Christianity, …