As part of my Ph D thesis I am having to write about the Reformed tradition, not as a theological tradition but as a social phenomenon. It is a challenge, there is a large quantity of work on Reformed Theology, there are some books on how to be a good church member and some that… Continue reading Talking About Practical Piety
It is a well known saying that “Love is blind” but I say that love is no more blind than I was born in England. Let me put that in context, I am white British, I have pale skin, blue eyes, and brown hair with a reddish tint. I speak with an educated Northern English… Continue reading They say that Love is blind
So the title is jokey, which actually agree about quite a lot, but the Church of England has given us one more item of common consensus. Its to do with the way the CofE factions behave. They quite often pick on another tradition as having something valuable to say. This is not bad, cross pollination … Continue reading Rant: Where Roman Catholics and Reformed Christians agree.
This is a response to Chapter four in John Ortberg’s book “The Life you have Always Wanted“. He does not say that Christian’s should be happy and smiley all the time. That is bad theology but he does suggest we should practice joy but then does not tell us what joy is. I am going… Continue reading The Discipline of Joy
And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.… Continue reading Inward is the direction of Christmas