Archive for November, 2010


The Persuasiveness of the Various Origins Views

The Origins Debate is surely one of the most vexed within the twin arenas of science and Christianity. Huge confusion and uncertainty surrounds the issue – except of course in the well made-up minds of the determined proponents of the various viewpoints. After a lifetime’s interest and wide reading on the matter, I find myself […]

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The Science and the Bible Origins Debate

The Science and the Bible Origins Debate is certainly one of the most vexed of all discussions in the evangelical Christian arena. In 2008 Christ Church Bromley, UK, hosted a debate on the subject. The .mp3 audio files, the PowerPoint demonstrations used by the two speakers, and an open response from two of us who […]

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Psalm 22 – Hope in Anguish, not Despair in Dereliction

Psalm 22 is a much loved psalm, depicting in a remarkably prophetic way the crucifixion of our Lord which happened hundreds of years later. This paper is at one level an overview exposition of this psalm. But actually it was written as a vital training exercise in the principle of reading New Testament texts in […]

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Richard Field, DD, 1561-1616

Richard Field was one of England’s finest theologians ever. His work, defending the Church of England against Romanist advocates, is not widely known, so here is a paper summarising some of his ecclesiastical views. I’m posting it here because a few people have asked to see it – so given it’s here others may just […]

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The Giver of Grace and the Gifts of Grace

An exercise in ensuring we read what is actually in the bible rather than what is already in our preconceived notions, this paper looks at the biblical doctrine of God’s gifts of grace. The Giver of Grace and the Gifts of Grace (134kB pdf)

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Lectio Divina – a critique

I’m posting this article, written a few years ago but now updated, in response to some current questions arising in the arena of hermeneutical methods (i.e., bible interpretation). It offers a critique of the increasingly popular Lectio Divina showing just what is ancient and what is modern; but it also briefly addresses hermeneutical issues generally, […]

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What is an Evangelical?

Five distinctives in A – E note form. What is an Evangelical? (276kB pdf)

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