We are justified by faith—or so the story goes

We are justified by faith—or so the story goes

People who take the trouble to think of themselves as “Protestant”—as heirs of the Reformation—are likely to be of the view that the doctrine of justification by faith sits right at the heart of their religious identity. But what sort of thing is “justification by...
Psalm 23, Ikea manuals and the restoration of my soul.

Psalm 23, Ikea manuals and the restoration of my soul.

I often hear the Bible characterized as an instruction manual. But instruction manuals are mono-layered, have a single purpose and method. If I want real, life-giving, applicable, intimate advice, I don’t go to my IKEA flat-pack furniture manual, I go to a close...
What is Hermeneutics and Why does it Matter?

What is Hermeneutics and Why does it Matter?

Creation/Evolution Hell Women in leadership Homosexuals in the church Care for the environment These controversial issues have one important thing in common: there are people who believe different things about them who claim the Bible supports their view. They...