Tag Archives: God

Why does God allow suffering? The three Js have the answer

If Good is good and God is all powerful, why does he allow suffering?  For many people God’s goodness and God’s power must logically result in a good world where good is defined as a world without suffering and, therefore, … Continue reading

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The changing face of Transforming Grace

I changed the header photo on Transforming Grace twice this week. It thought it might be fun to remind anyone who’s been reading this blog for the past few years of the various photos I’ve used to make a first … Continue reading

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What is matter?

If you are a physicist then perhaps you can help this preacher, ex-engineer, get to grips with what matter is? In my Scottish O-Grade chemistry I remember our teacher, Mr Armstrong, drawing endless atomic structure diagrams on the blackboard.  They … Continue reading

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Gang rape and the moral bankruptcy of secular society

In yesterday’s post I showed how Judges chapter 19 teaches us not to trust our human nature to do the right thing.  When everyone does what seems right in their own eyes, society melts down.  Some people are good but … Continue reading

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Has John Piper ever read Ebenezer Erskine?

I’m really interested to know if John Piper has ever read any works by the 18th century Scottish preacher Ebenezer Erskine. There’s striking similarity in the language, tone and theology of Ebenezer Erskine’s sermon on the first commandment, “Thou shalt … Continue reading

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Preaching wrath and grace

I find one of the most difficult areas of preaching and teaching about God is how to communicate his wrath and his grace so that sinners know God is primarily for us and not against us; that he wants what … Continue reading

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Why faith is not like the bush tucker trial

Many people imagine that God runs a scheme along the lines of the bush tucker trial on “I’m a celebrity get me out of here“. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the start of this (don’t watch … Continue reading

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