Snippets from the interweb (20th August 2017)

Breaking News: Science disproves the Bible

Only, of course, it hasn’t. A news story did the rounds about Canaanites being found in Lebanon. This was seized upon as proof the Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites as God commanded. Dr C. John Collins explains how science has, therefore, clearly not disproved the Biblical account and why the newspapers have been issuing corrections ever since.

When should doctrine divide?

How do we maintain gospel partnership without ignoring the importance of secondary issues? Gavin Ortlund cautions us against the twin dangers of Doctrinal Minimalism and Doctrinal Separation.

An Experience of Implicit Bias

Duncan Forbes has recently been writing about the reality of implicit class bias within British Evangelicalism. Here he offers his own personal account of the implicit bias he has faced as a working class man in a predominantly middle class world.

Is Christianity a relationship and not a religion?

Not according to the Bible, good theologians nor common sense. Though the sentiment intends to convey something that is true, it’s probably a line we should stop using.

God created all men equal

In the wake of events in Charlottesville, this is simple and yet profound. All men are created equal in 3 ways (and a nice reference to The Jam never goes amiss).

11 beliefs you should know about Jehovah’s Witnesses

What are the key differences between JWs and mainline Christianity? What beliefs do they hold that are contrary to the scriptures they claim to follow? Justin Taylor highlights 11 beliefs that put them outside of mainline orthodox Christianity.

From the Archive: Why on earth are Evangelical statements of this kind treated differently?

‘If the scriptural position stated by Justin Welby is recognised as condemning homophobia, continual claims of evangelical homophobia need to be addressed.’