In this podcast we return to the theme of safety: does God always protect us? What’s the difference between trusting and testing? I also share a couple of reflections about nihilism in our culture and the new feudalism. We finish with a thought on Psalm 1. Links Secrets of the Pandemic Joel Kotkin interview about […]
Is God just a useful fiction? – Podcast #29
There are a number of people today such as Douglas Murray who define themselves as Christian atheists – they appreciate Christian values but don’t believe in God. In this podcast we look at whether this is logically consistent and what problems you might run into. Links Thread on Twitter about asymptomatic transmission Last year’s video […]
On God "Herself"
“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” (John 1:18) On Twitter today, something of a kerfuffle has broken out about whether it’s right to call God using feminine pronouns – ‘her’, ‘herself’, etc. John Bingham […]
Intended for Good: The Providence of God
I’ve been thinking a lot about the providence of God lately. When I say, ‘the providence of God’, I mean the doctrine of God ordaining all things such that the apostle Paul could write “in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28). That means everything that happens – […]
The Trinity: What’s the Point?
The theologian Robert Letham once wrote: For the vast majority of Christians, including most ministers and theological students, the Trinity is still a mathematical conundrum, full of imposing philosophical jargon, relegated to an obscure alcove remote from daily life. (Source) I wonder if that’s something you can identify with? Is the Trinity something which you’ve […]
New Scientist: “The God Issue”
Yesterday Mrs Phil bought me a copy of the latest New Scientist magazine, “The God Issue”, because it looked interesting. I’ve had a chance to read through it now – or at least the relevant articles – and I thought I’d post up a quick review. Know Your Enemy The introduction, ‘Know your enemy’, starts […]