Review: ‘Five Views On Apologetics’ by Steven Cowan

Although it rarely seems to be a concern for many evangelicals, heated debate concerning the use of different approaches in apologetics is not uncommon.[1] But is discussion of apologetics methodology simply an esoteric, in-house concern for apologetics geeks? Or is it a highly important question for all Christians because using the wrong method amounts to…

All That Is In God

A Review of James Dolezal, “All That Is In God” (Reformation Heritage Books, 2017). The thesis of Dolezal’s book is that several key tenets of ‘Classical Christian Theism’ have been neglected, distorted or even denied by many contemporary evangelical and Calvinist theologians.  He argues that ‘Theistic Mutualism’ has become more prevalent among leading evangelical theologians…

Identity in Christ: Six Session Study

We all want to discover our ‘true selves.’ Some of us attempt to find ourselves by travelling the world, getting ahead in our careers, raising a family or changing our bodies. But the reality is that no matter how hard we try, the ‘true self’ seems to elude us. Jesus said, “Whoever wants to save…

Finding Our Identity In Christ

This article was originally published in Evangelicals Now. What does it mean to have our identities rooted ‘in Christ’?  This question has perhaps never been more relevant in a world which has an increasingly fragmented understanding of identity, as people are encouraged to embrace fluidity in both their gender identity and sexual orientation. So how can Christians…

What Should We Make Of Jordan Peterson?

|Jack O’Grady| There is not much lightness in Jordan Peterson’s touch. He stands before his audiences slightly hunched, often with lowered eyes and a sullen expression on his face. His manner carries a brooding intensity which matches the solemn urgency of his speech: this is an unusual approach for someone who can be not unfairly…

Ireland’s Referendum Result

The result has not yet been officially announced, but the exit polls of yesterday’s referendum in Ireland suggest a landslide victory in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.  If this result stands, then today marks a historic and sad day for the country as it votes to remove the constitutional right to life for the…

What We Can Learn From Taylor Swift’s “Delicate”

  |By Bronwen Steele| Finding the balance between grace and holiness that incorporates an understanding of God’s love is something which is an ongoing struggle for me. I don’t have all the answers, and I doubt Taylor Swift does either, but I hope to raise some questions and touch on some of the nuances of…

Review of ‘Sipping Saltwater’

Idolatry is at the core of our everyday experience.  We often turn our hearts towards something or someone other than Christ, and this is the subject tackled by Steve Hoppe’s first book, Sipping Saltwater. In it I found a compelling analysis of the problem of the human heart, combined with some practical suggestions of ways…

4 Reasons Why You Should Get A Mentor

I have benefitted enormously from being mentored in the past by a more mature believer at my local church.  And being mentored can happen in a variety of ways:  Bible study, reading through a Christian book, or just sharing your week with each other.  But the one common thing to all mentor relationships is the…

Can we trust the New Testament?

In our new Apologetics series, we’ll be examining some of the key questions that Christians face concerning the truth claims of Christianity.  We hope that these answers will give you confidence in the faith, and equip you to “make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you”…