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Driscoll and The Bogeyman Narrative

After reading The Gospel Coalition article – Seattle Reboot: Life After Mars Hill about the Driscoll/Mars Hill fall-out  I was struck by two things.  First the total absence of the Bogeyman, Driscoll himself.  He looms over the article by his vast absence not his vast presence. The general tenor is

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Kidults: the Culture and the Church

Heard this this morning on the Australian national broadcaster’s “yoof” station, Triple J: “So this week we’re looking at what it means to be in your twenties and have a baby.  You’re not a girl anymore, you’re not a woman.  You’re not a teenager, but

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A Crucial and Brilliant Read

https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-30-at-12-36-16-pm.png?w=529 This blog post by a friend, Michael O’Neill, from Vose Seminary here in Perth is just brilliant.  It deals with the tension of Christians in a turning culture, and it does so with wisdom, grace

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Anxious entrapment and urgent intensity in evangelical leisure time?

I came across this strange passage in Andrew Cameron's Joined-Up Life: In this connection, I offer a word to those who work hard in evangelical churches, as either members or leaders. They're not legalists, and have a healthy sense that they may enjoy morally indifferent goods. They

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Choose Your Apocalypse Now

https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-29-at-9-37-17-pm.png?w=513&h=564 The option we face in the West is no longer between an ugly terror-driven medieval hell or a technicolor, liberal utopia: Between a Biff Tannen version of Back to the Future‘s Hill Valley in

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Unity Around What Exactly?

The call for unity in the West against the incessant and fatally intrusive scourge of terrorism is a couple of decades too late.  We have lost unity and we won’t be getting it back. There is no unity left in the West to call us to gather around.  “Unity

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Margaret Court Vs Sensible Evangelicals

Aptly named Aussie tennis legend Margaret Court’s outspoken public comments today against same sex marriage may have her opponents on the other side of the net seething. But it’s her doubles partner that I most concerned with – her fellow Christians who don’t necessarily want to be seen

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A few quibbles with Piper’s ‘Christian Hedonism’

I'm working on a footnote where I want to say a few quick things about John Piper's 'Christian Hedonism'. I feel like many people appreciated Desiring God for showing us that it's a good thing to enjoy God and all his good gifts— that

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