Monthly Archives: December 2012

Reading the same Word?

Recently, I was directed to a blogpost entitled ‘The Bible is Pro-Choice.  Really.’  For what it’s worth, the Blog itself is called ‘The Pursuit of Harpyness’. It appears to be written to appeal to a particular category of Christian which … Continue reading

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Disconnected, dishonest, disenfranchised

Chances are you may not have heard of the Chinese blogger, Han Han.  Born in 1982, before he even opened an account on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, he had managed to acquire 30,000 followers prior to his first post – … Continue reading

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Wisdom at Christmas?

Not unfrequently, one hears laments about perceived informational gaps in Scripture.  “It is a pity”, the view is opined, “that we are not told more about Christ’s childhood and adolescence, prior to his announcement as Messiah”.  The fact that we are … Continue reading

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The ridiculousness of the Virgin Birth

At our Christmas Carol Services, it’s been lovely to sing again those traditional carols, and to read the various biblical passages that point forwards to, and then are fulfilled by the coming of God’s messiah, Jesus Christ.  One of the … Continue reading

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On having an ideology

One of the joys and challenges over the years when debating with atheists has been that of attempting to identify a consistent ideology that informs, unifies and governs their beliefs about reality.  Frequently, this is an insuperable challenge – for … Continue reading

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Honouring the old, acknowledging the new

One of the interesting lessons from the recent ‘gay marriage’ debate for me has been less to do with the topic itself, but the way in which the increasingly vociferous atheist lobby seeks to exert pressure upon the community of … Continue reading

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The nature of public discourse

My apologies to any readers that this is the second post in succession broadly on the same theme.  It is, in a sense, reactive to recent developments. Over the weekend, a number of leading tories have put their substantial combined … Continue reading

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