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Transforming Grace Top 10 posts for 2013

Each July for the past five years I have posted a top 10 list of what people had been reading on Transforming Grace. I missed it this July, being busy, tired and distracted by other things. So to end the … Continue reading

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Transforming Grace Top 10 (2009-10)

For the past two years I’ve posted the top 10 posts of the year then taken a summer holiday. Like last year I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. … Continue reading

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Don Carson on marriage and the civil/ceremonial distinction

I’ve blogged in the past on how I’d remarry Christian divorcees who seek to glorify God in their marriage.  To make it absolutely clear to everyone involved, I separate the civil and ceremonial aspects of marriage.  By marrying at the … Continue reading

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Submission in marriage. What it is and what it isn’t.

An extract from yesterday’s sermon from Colossians: Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Colossians 3:18-19 If there’s one concept in Christian life which makes … Continue reading

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Does Christian remarriage effect eternal salvation?

Last year I wrote a post showing why becoming a believer and follower of Jesus Christ frees people to remarry without being adulterous. That post led to a natural question; can a believing Christian who was born again before her … Continue reading

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Self esteem and marriage failure

At our men’s breakfast on Saturday, we discussed an article by India Knight on the break up of Madonna and Guy Ritchie. According to Knight, the 7-year marriage followed a typical path: Two successful, fulfilled people with lots of self-esteem … Continue reading

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Jesus, divorce and remarriage.

In my last two posts I have set out the way someone who is divorced might “remarry” (make Christian promises to another believing Christian) at Holy Trinity. In this post I’ll set out the teaching of Jesus from Mark’s gospel … Continue reading

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Changing Church of England policy on divorce

I said yesterday that attitudes to Christian marriage have ebbed and flowed as times changed over the last two thousand years. How have things changed? In the early Christian era, marriage was largely a private matter, where consenting adults committed … Continue reading

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How marriage works and fails

Building on what I wrote yesterday about acceptance and godliness, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between acceptance and godliness in relationships. Just as Christians often mix acceptance (justification) and behaviour (sanctification) in relating to God so the two can … Continue reading

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Madonna and Generation X women

I’ve just read a fascinating critique of Madonna’s life and divorce in the Sunday Times’ News Review section. If rumours are to be believed, her marital breakdown was caused by the imbalance of power between Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie. … Continue reading

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