The world seems so real. In engaging it our five senses testify to its tangible veracity; constantly compelling us to embrace the notion that ‘this world ‘is all there is. Now, of all the tempter’s nefarious deceptions, the exclusivity reality of the material world is perhaps the most ubiquitous. In it, Satan advances the notion that everything … More Subtle Deceptions: The Real World
Christians hate being called hypocrites. Hypocrites are people viewed as outwardly religious yet inwardly sinful; in some cases more ‘sinful’ than many non-believers. Hypocrites, it would seem, must have no valid relationship with God. In reaction to claims of religious hypocrisy, someone invented the saying, ‘Christianity is a relationship not a religion’. This represents a … More Subtle Deceptions: Relationship vs. Religion
Satan is the master of subterfuge, he specializes in deceiving people into believing something is one thing when it really something quite different. He loves making a lie look like the truth and the truth a lie. He especially gains sweet delight from deceiving Christians into denying fundamental truths they actually think they are affirming. … More Subtle Deceptions: Truth is an idea
I have lost count of the times I have heard the phrase Christ-centred affirming the veracity of an allegedly indisputable theological maxim relating to the gospel. Indeed, when you think about it, how often do you hear people making theological assertions about something being ‘….-centred’? I wager that scarcely a religious conference would pass without … More The Christ-Centred Myth
Christians often talk about faith as if it’s meaning is so self-evident that any discussion on its nature is superfluous. Yet, we do well to be reminded that error can so easily creep into the crevices of doctrine that are ‘safely’ assumed and taken for granted. Yes, faith is a simple concept and by necessity … More Faith is not ‘just’ faith!
For those of us who have grown up watching children’s television in Australia, and have seen the ABC program Playschool, looking through a window (whether round, square, or arched) is a means of visually expanding our horizon, finding out about something we didn’t know before. Windows often provide us with a glimpse of an unfamiliar … More Windows, Mirrors, and the Christian Life
Australia has been affectionately dubbed ‘the lucky country’. Many Australians interpret the term lucky as a synonym for blessed—a land of ‘golden soils and wealth for toil.’ However, when Professor Donald Horne first coined this oft-misquoted phrase in his 1964 book The Lucky Country; he was actually implying the opposite. Horne believed Australia’s prosperity was … More Taking the Bible for granted by being Biblical!
Welcome to my blog: Spirit and Truth. I started this blog/website as a work in conjunction with my new book (still a work in progress) Spirit and Truth. A primary key to understanding divine truth is appreciating the indispensable role God’s Spirit plays in the process of understanding. This current project seeks to discuss the … More Spirit and Truth