The Telos of the Human Body and Sexual Ethics

I taught a couple of weeks ago on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and was amazed at what is there: 12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and … Continue reading The Telos of the Human Body and Sexual Ethics

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“Did you receive the Holy Spirit?” Part 1 – Acts 8: Receiving the Word, Receiving the Spirit

Why being born again and believing are experiences distinct from and different to receiving the Spirit/baptism in the Spirit/being filled with the Spirit, and why it is important "But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practised magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody … Continue reading “Did you receive the Holy Spirit?” Part 1 – Acts 8: Receiving the Word, Receiving the Spirit

Why Hillsong-Like Songs Are More Biblical Than You Think

A few weeks back I “tweeted” this: “[Some] people complain about charismatic churches singing repetitive choruses. Try telling that to the seraphim in Isaiah 6.” I want to make a similar comment here, just in a more extended manner. I have heard many times over the years from people (inside and outside of charismatic churches) … Continue reading Why Hillsong-Like Songs Are More Biblical Than You Think