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Standing on My Head

“A scene is often most clearly seen when it is seen upside down.” G.K.Chesterton

The Invisible Church

March 19th, 2024|

In her later years my Mother moved from the independent Bible Church in which we grew up to join a Presbyterian Church. At the Presbyterian Church they recited the Apostles' Creed each week, so [...]

Questioning Eden

March 12th, 2024|

One of the most common questions kids ask when I visit their religion classes is "Were there dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden?" Other questions about the first chapters of Genesis are "If Adam [...]

Mission, Ministry and Maintenance

March 6th, 2024|

I have just finished reading Austen Ivereigh's biography of Pope Francis in order to review it alongside a new book assessing the Francis papacy called The Synodal Pope. One of the themes of Pope Francis' life [...]

Why the African Church is Different

March 5th, 2024|

It is clear that Christianity in Africa is the Christianity of the twenty first century. The African Church is young, vibrant, growing and demographically dominant. Here are some statistics: With 171.9 million faithful, sub-Saharan [...]

The heresy of Size-ism

March 4th, 2024|

Over on X someone posted a quote from the media "scientist" Bill Nye that observes the seeming insignificance of human beings in relation to the vastness of space: ""We are just a speck, on [...]

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