“Did you receive the Holy Spirit?” Part 1 – Acts 8: Receiving the Word, Receiving the Spirit

I'm leaving this post up for the sake of seeing where I have come from, but I never did finish writing these posts, and I have moved away completely from what I articulate in this post. Take what I say here with a handful of salt. Have mercy on my 20-year-old self. Why being born … Continue reading “Did you receive the Holy Spirit?” Part 1 – Acts 8: Receiving the Word, Receiving the Spirit

Cathedrals, Chandeliers and Christendom

How much more money must you spend? How many more building projects must you initiate? How many extravagant creative projects must you produce? How much more will you invest in Christendom before you realise that it kills and doesn’t brings life? I grieve about the church’s attachment to the unbiblical and apostate idea of Christendom. … Continue reading Cathedrals, Chandeliers and Christendom

“Don’t forget to invite your friends to church”

Evangelism – it’s something we should be about as evangelicals, right? It’s perfectly logical, that’s what we’re named after: the euangel, the good news of Jesus. It follows that we should be about getting the word out about that thing we are saved by and define ourselves by. Perhaps when you meet with a brother … Continue reading “Don’t forget to invite your friends to church”

Gold from Gordon Fee

Gordon Fee is one of my favourite scholars. He has a great passion for people being learning how to read the Bible for themselves. He is professor of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, God’s Empowering Presence: the Holy … Continue reading Gold from Gordon Fee

Why Hillsong-Like Songs Are More Biblical Than You Think

A few weeks back I “tweeted” this: “[Some] people complain about charismatic churches singing repetitive choruses. Try telling that to the seraphim in Isaiah 6.” I want to make a similar comment here, just in a more extended manner. I have heard many times over the years from people (inside and outside of charismatic churches) … Continue reading Why Hillsong-Like Songs Are More Biblical Than You Think