Violence: My View from the Fence

Part four of a discussion on violence and pacifism.

“The Right to Bear the Sword the State Has”

John Howard Yoder offers a pacifist reading of Romans 13

Who Would Jesus Punch?

On Mark Driscoll, Mixed Martial Arts and Masculinity.

Nagging Questions on the Mission of the Church

Trevin Wax offers some questions about Gilbert and DeYoung’s latest book.

Empowered (Acts 1:4-8)

How can we receive power to achieve all that God wants us to do? (mp3)

Is God a Moral Monster?

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser.” – Richard Dawkins

Cow Club Debuts with a Red Beef Curry

A spicy red beef curry from Madhur Jaffrey

A Charismatic in Denial?

Mark Driscoll asks Douglas Wilson some great questions on spiritual gifts.

Oh-mio, oh-my-oh, Oh Cleveland Ohio!

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15)

Rest (Esther 7-10)

Esther makes a daring move to save the Jewish people from destruction (mp3)

Just how Shut is the Spigot?

The third and final part of a series on Douglas Wilson’s cessationism.

Eagerly Desire The Gifts, Especially That You May Write Scripture

The second of three posts exploring Doug Wilson’s cessationism.

On Closed Spigots And Private Spirits

The first of three posts looking at Douglas Wilson’s cessationism.

Review: Krishna

Creative, fresh, affordable Indian food in an unlikely location.

Review: Elephant Café, Brixton Village

Pakistani street food in Brixton Village

Slaves and Masters (Eph 6:5-9)

How should we approach our work? And what ought we to make of Paul’s commands to slaves? (mp3)

Musings on Muesli

A recipe from the wife for a homemade take on bircher muesli

Preachers, Kill your Darlings!

‘In extreme circumstances, the assailants can be stopped by removing the head or destroying the brain.’ (Jeremy Thompson, Shaun of the Dead)

Tomato and Pesto Tart

A fresh, simple, summer tart

Brand New You (Eph 4:17-32; 5:2)

How can we exchange old habits for new ones? (mp3)

The Seed, The Serpent and Chekhov’s Rifle

“If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.” (Anton Chekov)

Recipe: Moroccan Aubergine Pie

A vegetarian pie with moroccan spiced aubergines.

Durban Style Roast Chicken

A spiced alternative to a whole roast chicken

How Many People is your Church?

Reflections on Ephesians 4 and church attendance figures.

Recipe: Jackflap

A recipe from my wife for fail-safe flapjack