Thinking Theology Archive

  • A powerful metaphor speaks of God's sacrifice for us.

    The Birdcage – The Skit Guys

    A powerful metaphor speaks of God's sacrifice for us.

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  • The purpose of the Christian life is found in Scripture. Anything void of this becomes an existentialist or relativist pursuit with no foundation other than our life histories. Barth (2004) […]

    The Purpose of the Christian Life

    The purpose of the Christian life is found in Scripture. Anything void of this becomes an existentialist or relativist pursuit with no foundation other than our life histories. Barth (2004) […]

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  • “This is what the LORD says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6). […]

    The Trinity – J.I. Packer

    “This is what the LORD says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6). […]

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  • Does it matter whether the New Testament documents are reliable or not? Is it so very important that we should be able to accept them as truly historical records ? […]

    Does it Matter? – F.F. Bruce

    Does it matter whether the New Testament documents are reliable or not? Is it so very important that we should be able to accept them as truly historical records ? […]

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  • Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods.

    Costly Grace – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods.

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  • There is an absolute cure for depression

    Cure for Depression

    There is an absolute cure for depression

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  • For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, (Romans […]

    Faith on fire – Romans 8:13

    For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, (Romans […]

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  • A modern parable of works based religion verses a Personal Saviour.

    A Man Fell in a Hole

    A modern parable of works based religion verses a Personal Saviour.

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  • Classical Christian writers (Augustine and Pascal in particular) indicate that such longing points to a ‘God-shaped’ hole in us that can only be satisfied by God Himself

    O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you – Isaiah 33:2

    Classical Christian writers (Augustine and Pascal in particular) indicate that such longing points to a ‘God-shaped’ hole in us that can only be satisfied by God Himself

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  • Unfortunately, many Christians seem to have allowed themselves to be sucked into this [self-esteem, self-love, self-actualization] movement under the false impression that the Mosaic command, endorsed by Jesus, that we love our neighbor as ourselves is a command to love ourselves as well as our neighbor.

    John Stott – Loving yourself?

    Unfortunately, many Christians seem to have allowed themselves to be sucked into this [self-esteem, self-love, self-actualization] movement under the false impression that the Mosaic command, endorsed by Jesus, that we love our neighbor as ourselves is a command to love ourselves as well as our neighbor.

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