Category Archives: Philosophy

The Biggest Threat to Christianity…

Forget secularism.

Forget Islamic extremists.

Forget lefty liberals.

Forget communism, consumerism and confidence tricksters.

The biggest threat to Christianity today is from within.

The biggest threat to Christianity is Christians.




Theological Worldview Revisited!

This is weird. I sat the theological worldview quiz again, half expecting to get a quite different result to when I did it before. I still came out as an Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan (!!!)

Frankly I’ve never thought of myself in that way, but if I move down the list a bit, I wholeheartedly embrace being called a Neo-Orthodox Reformed Evangelical Fundamentalist Emergent. Woot!!

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan – 82%
Neo orthodox – 75%
Emergent/Postmodern – 68%
Fundamentalist – 64%
Reformed Evangelical – 64%
Classical Liberal – 43%
Roman Catholic – 32%
Charismatic/Pentecostal – 29%
Modern Liberal – 7%

What’s Your Theological Worldview? – My Results

I took this little quiz to see where I’d come out on the Tehological Worldview scale. I’ve obviously been listening to a lot of Jonathan Martin‘s sermons…

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan, You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God’s grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan






Neo orthodox


Reformed Evangelical




Classical Liberal


Roman Catholic


Modern Liberal


What’s your theological worldview?
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Look What I Have Done

My wife is a hidden poet. She writes, and some of it deserves a wider audience. I thought you might like to read this one. It spoke to me and I think it might speak to you too…

Silence is interrupted by the sound of the rain falling
Yet, O Lord I hear you calling.

You called me from the depths of darkness
Called me back to you.

“Hush now, my child. Hear the rain!
Now I’ve opened your ears
Like raindrops falling from the leaves
The sadness in your heart will catch the sun
Making colours of the rainbow.
Remember my promise.
In this, learn your tears are turned to glorious colours
For the world to see.
Now I have opened your eyes.

When the wind blows
The leaves are scattered.
Man gathers those leaves
Yet they are dead
But the seeds in the fruit will grow
And manifest themselves in your heart.

My fruitful child,
Now I have opened your heart.

Listen to the birds’ song
They sing always; pleasing to your ears.

Look what I have done for you.
I have given you a voice.
Sing my praises
As heaven rejoices with you.
Speak my Name on your lips.
I am the Truth.

My child, you are my daughter.
I see your heart.
(How beautiful you have become!)
When you walk with me
You shine, you love, you see
And your heart sings!

Look what I have done for you!
With my hand in yours
You are no longer in the wrong direction.
You’re coming closer to me.
Walk with me forever
And you shall live.
See my face,
Your Father xxx”

“The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them…” Romans 8 v14

Naomi MacKinnon

Scriptural Confusion and Getting Shot by Your Fiancee

Having read Rob V’s post about misunderstandings, I was reminded of something that happened to me before Naomi and I got married.

She’d been having a bad week, or a bad day or whatever and things were getting on top of her. I decided to text her a reference for an encouraging passage of scripture to look up. Maybe that would give her a boost.

I texted her the words “Look up Jeremiah 33:3. Hope this helps you” and retired to bed feeling like Mr Spiritual Encouragement, imagining Naomi lying there reading the words…

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Next day I said to her, so did you look it up? She glances at me with barely concealed hatred. “Yeah, but how’s THAT supposed to help?”
“What do you mean, how? Have you read it? Jeremiah 33:3?”
“Jeremiah 33:3??”
“Oh, I looked up Jeremiah 3:3”

I grab a Bible and then understand why she was looking at me as if she might be about to kill me. The ‘encouraging’ verse she looked up read…

“Therefore the showers have been withheld,
and no spring rains have fallen.
Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute;
you refuse to blush with shame.”