The Surprising History of Australian Weddings

Australian weddings have changed — a lot, and that means marriage has changed as well. Recently, thinking about the ins and outs of the...

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...

The Eternally Begotten, Sent and Obedient Son — developing and defending a position

There has been a well documented new round in the debate about eternal submission in the Trinity. In a previous post I noted some...

The Evangelical ‘Civil War’ over Submission in the Trinity: it’s complicated!

The recent spate of blog posts about the eternal submission — or subordination — of the  Son the Father gets very complicated very quickly....

Presbyterians and Marriage: replying to 21 questions

In September the General Assembly (GAA) of the Presbyterian Church (PCA) will consider a proposal from its Church and Nation Committee (C&N) that, should...

Gender Differences — 8 Christian principles

Men are from Mars; women are from Venus. Is that right? How different are they, and in what ways? What do biblical Christians think...

Jesus and the ANZACS

In 1914 Spencer Maxted was the Anglican minister at Haberfield in what was then the West of Sydney. He was 32 years old, married...

Book Review: Making All Things New

Benjamin L. Gladd and Matthew S. Harmon with G.K. Beale, Making All Things New: Inaugurated Eschatology for the Life of the Church, (Grand Rapids:...

Prayer and Promises

Talking about prayer is usually a good way to get Christian’s feeling guilty. We almost all feel that we don’t pray as consistently as we...

We Need More Poetry, In Surprising Places

A few weeks ago the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (an independent British bio-ethics think tank) published an important study accompanied with poetry (more about...

John McClean's Books

From The Future: Getting To Grips With Pannenberg's Thought
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The Real God for the Real World
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