The Faith of Christ

The Faith of Christ I can remember the first time I saw the phrase “faith of Christ” outside the Bible. It was when the Scottish theologian T. F. Torrance, arguably the most famous Barthian in the world, wrote that we are not saved by our faith but “by the faith of...

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God’s Servant or His Friend?

God’s Servant or His Friend? Would you prefer to be known by God as His servant or His friend? I put this question on my twitter and I think most who have responded have said they would prefer “friend”. Abraham was called God’s friend (2 Chron.20:7; Isa.41:8; James...

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Today is my 79th birthday

July 13, 2014 Dear Friends: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength" - Isaiah 30:15. Today is my 79th birthday. This also means a semi-annual letter to my friends. As many of you will know, we have just finished a period of...

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The Sovereignty of God

Does man have a free will? Answer: yes and no. Martin Luther (1483-1546) said “No” in his book The Bondage of the Will. Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) said “Yes” in his book Freedom of the Will. But Edwards’s thesis is that, whereas man is free to do what he wants to do,...

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Christ Church Barnet

Sunday 29th June at 7pm.  Christ Church Barnet St Albans Road Barnet  Hertfordshire EN5 4LA   Telephone:  020 8449 0832...

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Thorn in the Flesh 1

I originally wrote Thorn in the Flesh sitting in a boat on the bonefish flats in Key Largo some 15 years ago. What started out as a series of sermons became a book. It went into reprints both in the USA and UK and also has been translated into several languages. Paul...

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Theology and worship

Theology and worship Having had one foot in the reformed camp and the other in the Charismatic-Pentecostal camp, I have been increasingly alarmed at the trend in some of the worship among the latter camp. The early Methodists got their theology mostly from their...

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Today I feel like the man who dropped the first atomic bomb. It is said that the bombardier who released the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 put his head in his hand and said, “My God, what have I done?” When I first conceived the thought that the...

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