God’s Timing is Perfect

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There are certain phrases Christians use that reveal a belief that God is in control of our lives in their entirety. The title of this blog post is a prime example. What I’d invite readers to consider is whether it’s possible to believe that God is unfolding all the events of our lives and at the same time to believe that we are free to act independently of the will of God (that we have, as it is commonly referred to, free will).

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Who Am I? 10 Fun Facts

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Who’s the man behind the blog? In this post, I share 10 bite-sized insights into my life, my background, and my passions. Enjoy!

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Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 2: The Alleged Divinity of Christ)

Stained Glass Window Jesus

I explained in a recent post that I feel the alleged divinity of Jesus Christ is the central issue of theology. This is especially true for Christians, of course, but it is also a crucial issue for Muslims, Jews, and other monotheists. In today’s post, the second instalment in my “Understanding the Qur’an” series, I will compare a passage from the Qur’an that discusses Jesus’ supposed divinity with a contrasting passage from the Bible. It will be up to readers to decide which of the scriptures they find most convincing.

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A Critique of Bart Ehrman’s Methodology as a ‘Historian’

Bart Ehrman in church

I was very excited to begin reading How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman, having recently read and reviewed another of his books, Misquoting Jesus. The latter book gave some very interesting insights into the transmission of the Christian sacred texts (i.e. how they have been copied, shared, and interpreted since the days of Jesus), and I hoped How Jesus Became God might help me resolve some of my ongoing uncertainty concerning whether or not I should consider Jesus to be God.

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Introducing my Book: God’s Grand Game

The new atheism movement has highlighted many of the theological problems related to Christianity and other religions, and as we move into a ‘post-truth’ age, many people are wondering whether there is still a place for God in society. Has science consigned God to the evolutionary scrapheap?

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Introducing my Book: Big Ideas from Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek Temple

Ancient Greece is widely regarded as the birthplace of Western philosophy. Many of the ideas expounded by the philosophers of that day went on to shape modern scientific and philosophical thought — everything from atomic theory to speculations about the afterlife.

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The Central Issue of Theology

Stained Glass Window Jesus

The central issue of theology, as far as I’m concerned, is the alleged divinity of Christ. Is Jesus really God who came in the flesh; the visible image of the invisible God? Or were the Christian Scriptures corrupted in order to portray him in this way? I am certainly a monotheist, and the alleged divinity of Christ is the key area of disagreement among the three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

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