Topic: God

August 11, 2020
How Do We Know We Can Trust the Bible?

Some people scoff at the authority of the Bible. Think twice before you do.

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July 31, 2020
Why We Fear Man Rather than God

“Fear of man is such a part of our human fabric that we should check for a pulse if someone denies it.”

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June 17, 2020
Unless God Intervenes

According to the views of many, God is unprovable and unknowable.

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March 4, 2020
Why I Wrote the Song ‘Resting Place’

‘Sing songs of my God, He is full of grace. My rock, my refuge, He is my resting place’

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October 10, 2019
The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse

This is an adapted excerpt from Mez McConnell’s new book The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse. Please pre-order the book through 10ofthose. Every purchase made through 10ofthose helps to support the work of 20schemes. I remember walking home from school with the envelope in my hand. I held it […]

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January 25, 2016
Why We Must Represent God Correctly in Evangelism

Let me tell you about Lachie. He is in his late 30s and has no experience of Christianity in the home. He grew up in the local authority care system and is the product of a couple of decades of unsuccessful institutional reform. He was weaned on a diet of daytime TV chat shows, History […]

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February 18, 2014
Is God Anti-Gay?

I picked up this little book (and three others in the series—reviews to follow) on my recent trip to the States. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect given the evangelical church’s ‘pass the hand grenade’ approach to dealing with this topic. But what a great little book it is. Allberry reminds us from the […]

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January 30, 2014
Jesus is Great, But is Magnificent Obsession a Good Book?

This is David Robertson's follow up book to his immensely (and more) enjoyable “Dawkins Letters”. His subtext is Why Jesus IS Great and, I have to say, it is a masterfully (and mercifully) simple (in the non-critical sense!) work of apologetics. This is how you make highfalutin philosophy and theology accessible to mere mortals like […]

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November 15, 2013
The Holiness of God

This is the second of 12 books I am studying and discussing with my Assistant Pastor and 20schemes Ministry Apprentices over the course of the next year. I have been waiting to read it with high expectations. I must admit to receiving vague threats concerning my review of this book, which I have tried not to […]

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February 14, 2013
Gospel Partnerships and the Beginning of 20schemes

As I think about my friendship with Mez McConnell and the developing partnership between our two churches that has led to the launch of 20schemes, I am reminded that gospel partnerships are God-honoring unions that bear much good fruit! Mez and I come from two diametrically opposed backgrounds. Apart from geography and grace, there is […]

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