What comes first: faith or regeneration?

I saw this question on Facebook yesterday. I figured I would answer it here. The short answer: regeneration. The slightly longer answer is that regeneration

What does a Christian need to grow?

We all have so many ideas about what we need to grow. Conferences abound – they’re good aren’t they? – and there are all the

What’s to be done? Potentially, nothing else.

We have a tendency to expect the church to fix every possible problem. We can rightly identify things that are less than excellent in the

Were OT believers indwelt by the Holy Spirit?

The short answer is no. ‘Hang on!’ I hear you cry. ‘Don’t you have to be regenerate to even come to believe?’ Of course, that

We are, at least sometimes, called to serve out of weakness

Anybody reading the Bible can tell you that it is full of commands to serve. Few honest, Bible-reading Christians come to a conclusion other than

What do people mean by ‘coming into the presence of God’?

I recognise the concept of God’s presence means somewhat different things in different traditions. But I struggle to shake the sense that a lot of

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