One of the enduring contradictions of the Old Testament is the command to treat strangers and foreigners well, alongside the command to destroy the nations who inhabited the ancient land of Canaan, the “promised land”. We see this contrast played out in the survival plan of the Gibeonites. But what does it all mean? I […]
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO WATER CROSSINGS (Exodus 14 and Joshua 3)? “… for you have not passed this way before.” (Joshua 3:3-4 NKJV) LEAVING SLAVERY IN EGYPT: OUR STATE BEFORE REGENERATION (DP 83) * … born with a predilection to love ourselves and the world the pleasures of these loves … guide us; [we […]
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War One, this is our chance to consider war, what causes it, and everything it means. Pam and I were recently in Ypres, in Belgium, which was completely flattened during WWI, and we saw this grave, the only one in a large cemetery […]
“Why, in the story of Abraham and Isaac, did no-one suggest that human sacrifice is wrong, or that Abraham had no right to human-sacrifice his child?” (from Paul, The Bible for Atheists #5) How did idolatry and the sacrificial system begin? The Bible does not attempt to explain the existence of idolatry and the sacrificial […]
“Jesus was a man created by the Romans 4k years ago, the same as heaven and hell. It was put in place to keep the masses under control. Just another Hans Christian Andersen story. When we leave this world we’re all going to the same place. It’s like Kerry Packer said, when he died 5 […]
“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:26 – from Ray) How can “the gospel of love” teach hate? Which is the true message? We will look at the problem we […]
What do your enemies say about you? As much as we dislike opposition, it fulfils an essential function in helping us to clarify our understanding of reality. Recorded on Sunday 20 August 2017.