Theological Reflections

Gospel Metaphors

What is the gospel? Defining the gospel can become an evangelical shibboleth. The password whispered in the dark that separates friend from foe. Some...

Being Protestant in the 21st Century

We've now entered the 500th year of the Reformation era. There will be innumerable  celebrations and commemorations till the quincentenary of Luther nailing his...

Submission: What does it look like in my life?

Last year I was asked if I would give a short talk on the topic of submission, and what it looks like in my...

Evangelical? What’s an Evangelical?

Since the ascendency of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee (and now, President-elect), there has been some chatter regarding the state of Evangelicalism and...

Luther – The Centrality of Grace

Whilst there are many truths revealed in scripture, there are two of particular note. The first is that God is righteous, holy, and just. The second...

Three Views on Images of Christ: Neither Lawful nor Helpful

 In responding to this situation we must, in the first instance, give thought to the basis upon which the issue for or against pictures...

Three Views on Images of Christ: Lawful? Yes Helpful? No

 Are images or pictures of Jesus legitimate and lawful? Yes. Are they useful or helpful? No.In short, that is my perspective. Before I flesh...

Three Views on Images of Christ: Lawful and Helpful

 Are pictures of Jesus blasphemous?  No, and if handled carefully they can be a blessing.Additionally, what you think about pictures of Jesus is an...

Reformata Fides Orthodoxa: Images of Christ – Editorial

 Are images of Christ wrong?It appears to be a silly question to ask in Christendom today, where antinomianism unfortunately seems the norm.However, this question has...

Garrison Keillor and Public Theology

July 2 was a sombre day for American broadcasting.  On that Saturday night the long-running radio show A Prairie Home Companion broadcast its final...

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Christian Courage this Easter

This is going to be an interesting Easter season. In a previous era, under sociological conditions of “Christendom”, Christianity was sufficiently woven into the...