Category: apologetics

The question is not, ‘How can I be understood?’, but, ‘How will I be misunderstood?’

              Every preacher is a communicator, and every good preacher thinks hard about that part of the work.  We think about difficult concepts, and how to make them clear, about whether minor grammatical issues are actually ideas on which a whole argument turns – and so on.  We know that

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Christian beauty 2: Christ our gorgeous priest

Yesterday was gorgeous.  The sky was palest blue, dusted with pink and orange, there was enough snow to reflect the winter sunlight, and enough mist to make it soft at the edges. The God who made that is gorgeous. His wisdom and righteousness are breathtaking. Even the gorgeousness of creation, which he decided, using a

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Apologetics 3: Christ our Best King

Today’s news is that the Charity Commissioners are considering abolishing the right of churches and other Christian groups to claim charitable status.   Charities act in the public good, but churches benefit  themselves, not others, it is argued, and so they cannot claim to be properly charities. QED. Let’s forget for a moment the hundreds

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