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”…

Top Seven – March 2018

Seven of the best articles we’ve come across in the last couple of weeks: Joe Carter – ‘How to Understand the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon’ – The Gospel Coalition. Why is psychologist and author Jordan Peterson described by some as “the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now”?  Joe Carter examines some of the…

Top Seven – February 2018

Seven of the best articles we’ve come across in the last couple of weeks: Michael S. Hamilton – ‘How a humble evangelist changed Christianity as we know it’ –  Christianity Today. Michael S. Hamilton reflects on the phenomenal legacy of the 20th Century’s greatest evangelist, Billy Graham. ___ Chad Bird – ‘The Joy of an Unaccomplished…

Review of “The End Times”

|Barry Dysert| The End Times in Chronological Order by Ron Rhodes is an excellent book for anyone interested in the study of the end times, whatever your particular eschatological views may be. Rhodes’ book is a nice size – nearly 240 pages, which makes it quite readable while at the same time detailed enough to…

Review: ‘Arrival’

Warning:  This article contains spoilers for the film ‘Arrival’ (2016). Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a poignant and visually beautiful sci-fi film which indirectly asks a deep philosophical question: should God have created the world knowing it would contain such agonising suffering? The problem of suffering is sometimes offered as proof that no God…

Top Seven – January 2018

Seven of the best articles we’ve come across in the last couple of weeks. Tim Keller – ‘Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?‘ –  The New Yorker. An excellent and timely article by Tim Keller on the future prospects of Evangelicalism. ___ Charles Moore – ‘Are We Morally Better Than Our Ancestors?‘ –…