You Are the Serpent Crusher

‘I will put enmity between you and the woman,and between your offspring and her offspring;he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.’Genesis 3:15 Almost immediately after the sin of Adam and Eve has been committed, in the moments after the serpent had fooled our first parents and lured them into their own damnation, GodContinue reading “You Are the Serpent Crusher”

Anthony Trollope on Young Preachers

Trollope is fast becoming one of my favourite novelists, even if I have only just finished reading Barchester Towers, which is only the second book of his I’ve read. It has everything I could want in a novel: beautiful and witty prose, colourful and sympathetic characters, and a backdrop of Anglican ecclesiastical politics. One scene,Continue reading “Anthony Trollope on Young Preachers”

Taking It Personally: Three Simple Tips for Keeping Faith Focussed on Jesus

‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.’— 2 Corinthians 1:20 If you wanted to know what my top priority in thinking about God, Christ, discipleship, and theology is, I think I would say it is keeping it all personal. Maybe it’s because I know that I’m quickly and easilyContinue reading “Taking It Personally: Three Simple Tips for Keeping Faith Focussed on Jesus”

Four Experiments in the Relationship Between Scripture and Tradition

Scripture and Tradition are sometimes thought of by evangelicals as two opposing authorities, but how might we try to read them together to work out what the apostles taught? Here, I take a stab at offering some principles, with worked examples, for understanding Scripture and Tradition together.