God the Great Missionary

Imagine a remote village that practices some really troubling rituals; one of which is the disgusting act of female circumcision. You feel compelled to help these girls and so you become a missionary to the society.   How can you maximise your chances to help these girls?   Do you barge into the village and…

The Bible isn’t Unilaterally Authoritative

All of the Bible is inspired by God, but does that mean it all has equal authority? This is the question that Boyd answers in his sermon ‘God’s Shadow Activity‘.   The shadows of the cross point to the cross just as my shadow points to me. However, they don’t reveal God in their content,…

God’s Shadow Activity

Greg Boyd’s podcast episode God’s Shadow Activity is utterly brilliant and fleshes out the topic of Progressive Revelation by focusing on Col 2:16-17. Ritual practices, the writer to the Colossians says, are a shadow of things to come. A shadow is the negation of reality; it tells you something, but not a lot. The Cross,…

Moses Misheard God

Did God tell Moses to kill a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath? That’s the question raised in a debate between Steve Chalke and Andrew Wilson for Premier Radio. Wilson answers the question in the reformed evangelical way by saying ‘yes’. This is a problem. If this happened, God is unchanging, and the…

Introduction

I’ve been coming round to the idea of blogging again for a while now, which begs the question of why did I stop. There were a few reasons:   I got caught up with trying to build my blog and forgot why I was doing it. My readers saw me develop a LGBT+ affirming stance,…