Assumptions without reflection: assessing cultural values in light of Biblical values

I was asked to write an article for the Affinity journal Foundations on how we often make cultural assumptions in the church, particularly in respect to class, without really

Why I hated a blog post that hated my blog post: a reply to Ian Williamson

I linked to this article by Ian Williamson yesterday in my Snippets feature. I linked to it because I think Ian makes some important points and

What is the real hard area?

One of the great things about working in an area like ours is that there are certain issues that require almost no defence whatsoever. Many

Multiculturalism, favouritism and the church

Favouritism is a live issue within the church. Wherever there are needs within the church there will be those who feel some are favoured over

To improve working class representation we must reach the working classes

There has been a lot of chat on Twitter following John Steven’s posting of this quote from Tim Keller: Helpful comment from Tim Keller that

Have we adopted the spiritual version of Jamie Oliver’s food-drive in our churches?

I read an interesting piece from last week’s Times (paywall). The piece lambasts Jamie Oliver’s continued demonisation of the working classes based on their dietary decisions.

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