Presbyterians and Marriage: replying to 21 questions

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 marriage be redefined to include same sex couples, Presbyterian ministers shall no longer solemnise marriages...

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Gender Differences — 8 Christian principles

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 about gender? Not surprisingly, this has turned into a big issue, again. It hasn’t seemed to be a flash point for a few years, but as we...

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Jesus and the ANZACS

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 with 2 children. When the war began he offered as a chaplain, but wasn’t required, so he enlisted as a soldier in the AIF. He was assigned...

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Book Review: Making All Things New

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: Baker, 2016) Church matters for Christian living and mission, so thinking well about it is crucial. But it isn’t easy to...

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Prayer and Promises

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 should. We are often more distracted and discouraged than devoted to prayer. There are three problems which can get in the way of...

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John McClean

John McClean

John teaches theology and ethics at Christ College, a theological college of the PCA. He’s interested in thinking about how the gospel engages with culture and helping the church navigate faithful living in a post-Christian society.

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