Review of ‘Down With This Sort of Thing’

In Down With This Sort of Thing, author Fraser Hosford, a Dublin-based church pastor and economist, asks: “How is the gospel both good and relevant to people’s daily lives, their hopes and their struggles?” This question is not only crucially important for the church in Ireland to consider, but it is also refreshingly practical. Throughout…

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…

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…

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…

Terminally ill child is euthanised in Belgium

  A terminally ill child has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country removed age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago. Senator Jean-Jacques De Gucht confirmed the death of the sick child last Saturday. He said the minor was from Belgium’s Flemish region, but declined to provide any further details about the patient to protect…