On the argument to pastoral concerns

I am often unsure what to make of people, faced with teaching from scripture, want to encourage us to consider the “pastoral implications”. Whether it

Why points based systems cannot work

There is a scene in The Good Place that outlines the absurdity of points-based legal systems so far as salvation is concerned. Here is a

Navigating Society & Politics

A matter of ordinary faithfulness

Two days ago, I wrote that we should stop calling faithfulness sacrifice. You can read that post here. There have been a couple of bits

The solution to sin cannot be more sin, weightier matters and baptism

As a basic rule of thumb, I think this is right. The solution to a problem of sin should never be even more sin. If

There may be a logically consistent argument for unrestricted gun ownership, but this isn’t it

When yet another US school shooting happens – and it is pretty much always a US event – the arguments about guns inevitably come up

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