The gnosticism of legalism

When legalism rears its head, gnosticism is usually lurking around somewhere. There is a strong dualistic tendency that very often paints ‘spiritual’ things as good

What’s to be done? Potentially, nothing else.

We have a tendency to expect the church to fix every possible problem. We can rightly identify things that are less than excellent in the

The advance of the new legalism

I have previously commented that we have a surprising problem with gospel freedom. More often than not, it isn’t what the Bible says that seems

The Pharisees will always be with us

The Pharisees never really went away. They will, much like the poor, always be with us. Many confuse pharisaism and legalism. For sure, the Pharisees

The burden of knowledge

My wife and I have rediscovered Scrubs on Amazon Fire. We haven’t watched it for a while – probably since the days it was endlessly

Don’t throw the music/film baby out with the lecherous bathwater

The recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein and the film industry are as shocking as they are unsurprising. It is terrible that many felt pressured into

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