A step towards Wigan Pier

Shall we do theology in the safety of our Armchairs, or in the coal mines of Wigan Pier? Last time I read a Theology that purported to be a Theology on Wigan Pier it was merely an Armchair Theology with bones thrown to the Pierites, a neatened, tidied up Wigan Pier with the smells of…

Dying for the Justice of God

We live and we die waiting for the justice of God, Our hearts rent open, bleeding, We try pressing bloodstained bandages to the festering wounds of the world. This stark, desolate utopia once called the Kingdom of God Now naked having deposed her King Perhaps thinking that medicine supplied might work without him. Where are…

It is finished

That silent whisper in Incarnation, thundering into the loud roar of atonement. That the light shines in darkness, that darkness which will not overtake it. Those words on the broken dying man’s lips, It is finished.

On Gender and the Church

God wants men and women fully alive, and fully themselves on His mission, and so we must rebuff on the one hand the patriarchal systems, including the so called “Biblical” complementarianism, but on the other hand we must also rebuff third wave feminism which does not empower women but casts them as the perpetual victim…

John 1:1-5, A Translation and commentary on another “Translation”

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν θεόν. πάντα διʼ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἕν. ὃ γέγονεν ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν, καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει,…

Inevitability

In a brilliant reaction against the scholasticism of the day the Reformed church became scholastic and continued to chase God into a box, much to the chagrin of God himself. In a brilliant reaction to the legalistic holiness of their day the Pentecostal church added even more blessings of the Holy Spirit to the point…

On the Drug of Victimhood

Marx wrote in the Communist Manifesto for the “Proletariat of the world [to] unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains.” This sentiment has been radically imbibed by our current culture, and I think the sentiment ensures the victimhood of the so called oppressed class, and a sense of exceptionalism seen upon the so…

As a Calvinist

Though a Calvinist I may be I cannot boast in my election The Cross stands as my all Far be it from me to boast but there United in His wounds And raised in hope to His perfection I cannot see another’s heart And so I preach promiscuously The ground of equality is this; Apart…

The way of the Cross

You are the salt of the earth, you are the light of the world, we are surrounded by hegemonic ‘isms’ that say “if you just agree with us, and walk in the ways that we have carved out, you too can live in happiness!” but what does the love of Christ say? It says; “If…

As for me

O how I long to draw near to God, that he might also draw near to me, the nearness of the divine! May God grant this request! That I might dwell in His Presence. As for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge, that I may…