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Critical Theory and the Reformation

Critical Theory and the Reformation

Today’s Reformation Day, so we thought we’d do something a bit different. We’re going on an exploration of sorts, looking at this great historical event to see what it can teach us about how we should approach one of the philosophies that most shapes our lives today. Critical Theory The Dutch theologian Hermann Bavinck once […]

Praising God

Praising God

Billy Bray was an eccentric preacher of old. He was known for spontaneously breaking out in song and dance (not unlike David, 2 Samuel 6:14). A lot of people didn’t know what to make of him, was he a raving loony or was this genuine joy in the Lord? When people complained of his over-enthusiasm, […]

Trench warfare, WW1

Surviving the trenches: killing sin before sin kills you

The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, was the worst day in the history of the British Army. It was meant to be the big offensive that would end the vicious stalemate of trench warfare and win the Allies the war. Overnight the British artillery bombarded the German positions, and in […]

Let’s talk honestly about pornography

Let’s talk honestly about pornography

Pornography has been with us a very long time. Since people first started scrawling pictures on cave walls, there have been words and images designed to offer an easy physical climax. Now the internet age has made the most explicit content available at the merest click of a button or swipe of a finger. However, […]

Making sense of the war in Ukraine

Making sense of the war in Ukraine

Words can’t do justice to the horrors of the war in Ukraine. Seeing the carnage and devastation play out in real-time on the news and on social media can’t fail to cause even the stiffest upper lip to quiver. We can’t avoid it, we don’t really want to… Large-scale war on the European continent in […]

Christian celebrity culture

What is wrong with celebrity Christianity?

The Israelites were fed up. They wanted a king to lead them and fight their battles. They were bored of living in a theocracy. They wanted a celebrity leader to look up to, a body to see and idolise. They wanted to be like the other nations. The tragic reality was they were bored of […]

world burning

Assisted suicide, anti-vaxxers, environmental protests, fuel and energy crises

In the news this week: Assisted suicide, Covid-19, anti-vaxxers, environmental extremists, climate change, fuel and energy crises. We can be forgiven for sometimes feeling that the world is going to pot… but what do all the above have in common? Our God is (capital S) Sovereign over all of them. Tune in to our latest podcast to hear some […]

What about Roman Catholicism?

What about Roman Catholicism?

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious denomination in the world with an estimated 1.3 billion followers—more than the number of Protestants (estimated at 800 million to 1 billion). Roman Catholicism has an immense amount of influence and power across the world. The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the one true Church inaugurated by […]

Faith-led research: being a Christian in the Humanities

Faith-led research: being a Christian in the Humanities

There aren’t many Christians within Academia.  In this episode, Michael and Ryan sit down to discuss how our faith has impacted our work our lives and our research.  From Zimbabwe to Colchester, our faith has been the root of everything and we would love to share a bit about it with you. We hope you […]