In Magnificent Obsession (Christian Focus, 2013) David Robertson seeks, in ten concise ten chapters to explain why Jesus is great. The chapters take the form of open letters, a device which allows Robertson to respond to issues raised writers such as Christopher Hitchens, along with other atheists and critics of Christianity from other backgrounds. While …

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Michael Kruger continues his ten part series by pointing out that at the time the New Testament was being written the authors considered other contemporary writings as Scripture. One of the most controversial issues in the study of the New Testament canon is the date when these books were regarded as Scripture. When were these …

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I found Nathan Lovell’s three-part series posted on The Briefing blog very helpful. He explores how eastern and western – Christian and Muslim cultural backgrounds manifest themselves in situations such as the recent waves of riots over the youtube video which portrayed Mohammad. I believe the points made have implications for individuals and churches involved …

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What does Think Christianly (Jonathan Morrow, Zondervan, 2012) promise? In 300 pages (including notes) Morrow has produced a book in three sections: the first seeks to define culture and explore the biblical responsibility to engage it; the second aims to outline the process of thinking Christianly, understanding all of life and living from God’s perspective; …

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Phil Campbell, pastor of Mitchelton Presbyterian in Brisbane offers an evaluation of the claim of Anders Breivik (the man responsible for the tragedy in Norway) that he is a Christian. Campbell focuses squarely on Jesus. Here’s a webpage version of his post. You can download a well-formatted pdf copy of the post here. Also Ed …

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This is a fair cop. I’ve used variations on the statement ‘Christianity is not a religion’ in various situations. I’ll probably use it again. But it is helpful to do so mindful of this perspective from the Bible, pointed out by Matt Viney. The New Testament speaks about religion. James mentions it twice “If anyone …

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