Simplification, Subtlety and the Saviour

Generally speaking, we don’t live in a world of nuance. For all the talk in the popular culture for the many shades of grey out there and of the many varieties of truth, when it comes right down to the actual discussions we have, everything seems radically simple. Socially¬†you’re either conservative or you’re progressive. PoliticallyContinue reading “Simplification, Subtlety and the Saviour”

Is Brit Hume out of line?

Many people on the blogosphere have been commenting on the statements of Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday, where he said essentially that Tiger Woods should turn to faith in Jesus Christ. Now, most will recognize that I would agree with that statement (though I might quibble with Hume’s phrasing). I agree that Buddhism isContinue reading “Is Brit Hume out of line?”

The Pharisee Culture

“You know how this wine was blended? Different types of Pharisee have been harvested, trodden, and fermented together to produce the subtle flavour. Types that were most antagonistic on earth…. The wickedness of other religions was the really live doctrine in the religion of each; slander was its gospel, and denigration its litany. How theyContinue reading “The Pharisee Culture”

Despair and Sin

After some discussion, I’m finding that I have to explain what I mean when I say that the rarer form of unprepared heart for the Gospel is despairing sin. Recall that my central understanding of the Gospel is that is at heart about the glory of Jesus Christ and the reign of His kingdom (Matt.Continue reading “Despair and Sin”