Monthly Archives: August 2016

  1. The flappy sail – 6 tiny signs to pay attention to as you hit a new season at church


    31/08/2016 by Chris Green

    Another sailing cliché that you can mull on as you still enjoy the remnants of that holiday glow.

    How can you tell if you’re positioned to get the best possible amount of energy from the wind, to get where you want to go?

    You listen, and you look. Because – ‘a flappy sail is not a happy sail.’

  2. If you’re not capsizing…

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    25/08/2016 by Chris Green

    Learning to sail was a deliberate exercise in getting out of my comfort zone. Way out. I say ‘learning to sail,’ meaning ‘starting to learn to sail’. Meaning, ‘learning how to capsize with good grace.’ Mostly. And get quite bruised in the process.

  3. A review of recent big books on the Bible, Part Five: Andrew Shead


    22/08/2016 by Chris Green

    Shead’s work on Jeremiah is more illuminating at the theological level than anyone else, but in addition he has also paid such attention to the details of the text that he actually cracked the structure and themes as well.

  4. A review of recent big books on the Bible, Part Four: Westminster Seminary

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    18/08/2016 by Chris Green

    A valuable treasure trove on the Reformed view of Scripture, from Luther to today

  5. A review of recent big books on the Bible, Part Three: John MacArthur


    15/08/2016 by Chris Green

    This is an important area and contains some really important essays – so why isn’t it a ‘must read’?

  6. A review of recent big books on the Bible, Part Two: John Piper


    11/08/2016 by Chris Green

    John Piper has done what, probably, only John Piper can do, which is to write on the experience of reading scripture as the Word of God.

  7. A review of recent big books on the Bible, Part One: Don Carson


    08/08/2016 by Chris Green

    D.A. Carson has edited a series of 35 essays, with a stellar list of contributors. Should you read it?

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