Posts Tagged "Bible"

3 Ways to Decide: Some Models to Navigate Ethical Dilemmas

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ever been in the position where you scratch your head and ask, ‘So what should I do now?’ And as you ask, your thinking is not only moving along the track of what might work, but you are also wondering, ‘regardless of what works, what is the right thing to do?’ The right thing is invariably defined by a cluster of factors such as our faith, upbringing and cultural background. We may or may not be aware of how these impact our decision making. But enough pontificating. In real life situations, how do we go about making ethical decisions? There are three kinds of models...

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Is Cross Carrying Passé?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Blog | 7 comments

After preaching I am often asked for a copy of my notes, so I thought I would place them on the blog – well some, at any rate. Here is the text of the message I preached at Carey today. It is part of a series on the portrait of Jesus that emerges from Matthew’s gospel, and this sermon is based on Matt 10, focusing on verses 34-42. As always feel free to use it in any way you like, though if you do reproduce it in some form, it would be nice if you would credit the source as Hope it’s helpful… Is Cross Carrying Passé? Have you ever wondered what...

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The Bible: Bloodthirsty Text or Solid Witness?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

In this ‘Why Believe?’ series we’ve been engaged in a little exercise of cumulative case apologetics – not trying to demonstrate that everything that Christianity stands for is proved with one knockout blow, but cumulatively building a case for belief, one piece at a time. The role of the Bible in building or detracting from this case is important. While arguments for theism establish that belief in a god or gods is reasonable, at some point we have to give content to the character and nature of the god believed in. While a certain amount can be ascertained from...

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