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Holy Spirit: breath of God (2)

The first posting set out to show that according to Scripture the Holy Spirit is not only a person, but a person distinct from both the Father and the Son.  But... Read more about 'Holy Spirit: breath of God (2)'...

Holy Spirit, breath of God (1)

Whenever we begin to reflect on the Holy Spirit there is a strong temptation to rush at once into a discussion of what he does, without pausing to consider, first... Read more about 'Holy Spirit, breath of God (1)'...

Calvinism and economics

Any discussion of the influence of Calvinism on economics immediately faces the challenge of the thesis propounded by Max Weber in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.[i]  The... Read more about 'Calvinism and economics'...

Does God have feelings?

Does God have feelings?  The traditional Christian doctrine of Divine Impassibility answered with a resounding, ‘No!  God’s life is marked by calm, unmoved tranquillity.  Not only is he beyond the... Read more about 'Does God have feelings?'...

The Crook in the Lot

Thomas Boston is no longer a household name even in Scotland’s Christian families, and even those who have heard of him will know him only as the author of one... Read more about 'The Crook in the Lot'...

Gender and free speech

I have no idea whether the Reverend Richard Cameron, Minister of Scotstoun Parish Church, is good at his day-job, faithfully preaching Jesus Christ and him crucified; I am never happy... Read more about 'Gender and free speech'...

Why I believe in God (6): the Bible

Worship wars, and the ‘simple people’

We don’t usually think of the Roman Catholic Church as suffering from the kind of worship-wars which have so often disrupted Evangelical churches.  After all, the Pope and the Magisterium... Read more about 'Worship wars, and the ‘simple people’'...

Why I believe in God (5): The Empty Tomb

Why I believe in God (4): Jesus, God among us

First of all, a word of recapitulation.  None of us argues her way to faith, but after we’ve come to faith we may well find that we have to justify... Read more about 'Why I believe in God (4): Jesus, God among us'...

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