Book Review: Faith and the Creeds by Alister McGrath @SPCKPublishing

Faith and the Creeds by Alister McGrath Series: Christian Belief for Everyone #1 Published by SPCK Publishing on February 2013 Genres: Apologetics, Doctrine, Theology Pages: 128 Format: Paperback The Christian Belief for Everyone series comprises five reliable, accessible and readable guides to the basic ideas of the Christian faith. Full of stories and helpful illustrations, these guides have been written primarily for ordinary churchgoers but will also appeal to interested readers outside the church. The approach Alister McGrath adopts is non-denominational, very similar to the ‘mere Christianity’ advocated by C. S. Lewis. Indeed, the series may be seen as a…

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Uniform Christianity: A problem within Evangelicalism

I love this picture made by ASBO Jesus, a cartoon blog that I’ve recently decided to follow. The cartoons on it are designed to make people think about moral, ethical, theological and political issues. This particular cartoon caught my eye. Why?

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Christians buy into theology too easily.

We all do it. We see something snazzy, something punchy, a cool slogan or strap line, and we think ‘Yeah! I believe that!’. All too often, the Christian Church is too lazy to get to know God through deep study of scripture, doctrine and theology. Because of that laziness, we are tempted to be willing to accept any strap lines, quotes and literature that people throw at us at face value, without even attempting to scratch the surface of the books, literature, quotes and other things that we taken in and value as ‘Gospel Truth’. Please hear me now: I am guilty…

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Bygone or Bad? Judging whether someone is a Christian or not.

As I’ve been reading round the blogosphere recently, and as I’ve been doing some of my theological reading, I’ve come across the whole predicament of how to really know whether someone is a Christian or not. The definition that I would use for a Christian is someone who believes in Jesus as the Son of God who made a perfect sacrifice for the sins that we commit in order for us to be right with God and to enter eternal relationship with him. So, you may

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What EVERYONE needs to know about… Biblical Interpretation

Following recent events, I have decided to write a Blog post on Biblical Interpretation. I’m hoping that atheists and members of other religions will read this as well as Christians, as it is important for everyone to understand proper Bible study. You may think, ‘What right does Dean have to explain how to study the Bible?’. Well, as you will see in this article

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