It's hard to define 'Blessing'. I don't know if you've noticed this as well. It troubles me. On my better days, it feels like the kind of thing I'd very much like to do: put my hand on someone and bless them. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. (Hebrews… Continue reading The Problems of Blessing
Have you ever noticed that Doubt can sometimes move in waves?
Faith arises in us under the creative impact of the self-witness and self-interpretation of God in his Word, and in response to the claims of his divine reality upon us which we cannot reasonably or in good conscience resist. It takes the form of a listening obedience to the address and call of God's Word… Continue reading Faith seeking understanding
XIV. Batter my heart, three-person'd God ; for you As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurp'd town, to another due, Labour to admit you, but O,… Continue reading Faith seeking Faith
Aristotle: And it is clear that the rule of the soul over the body, and of the mind and the rational element over the passionate, is natural and expedient; whereas the equality of the two or the rule of the inferior is always hurtful. The same holds good of animals in relation to men; for… Continue reading Last Week: Gender
A couple of weeks ago there was a fascinating report in the Sydney Morning Herald about the rising number of Aboriginal Australians who are converting to Islam. Anthony Mundine is the most high profile convert and the article carried a large photograph of Mundine. The people interviewed believed that Islam was a religion free of… Continue reading Aboriginal Islam