On Spirituality 


Beware of Parrots!

1/19/2019 |
There is a very real place for rote learning. It is essential that children should be taught by rote to learn the multiplication tables (number bonds); they...

Christendom in the Raw: ‘Christian’ Last Rites for Unbelievers. Disturbing Thoughts Prompted by the Recent Church Farewell to Stephen Hawking

4/28/2018 |
In this article I want to speak plainly. Some will, no doubt, say I have spoken bluntly. Some might well say I have spoken far too bluntly, even cruelly,...

How Great? How Small!

12/10/2017 |
God, in his word, reminds us how brief our life is, how small, how insignificant, we humans are.

‘To Christ’: My Response to Bertrand Russell’s ‘To Edith’

12/2/2017 |
Following my ‘Arrogant Atheism Answered’, which was based on Dorothy Day’s ‘Conquered’, the poem she wrote in response to William Ernest Henley’s bragging...

The Unbeliever’s Lament

These poems speak for themselves. Both Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy lacked a living trust in Christ.

Arrogant Atheism Answered

In his poem, ‘Invictus’ (‘Unconquered’), William Ernest Henley bragged:

Misreading Paul

When Paul challenged the Corinthians to examine themselves – ‘Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves’ – was he implying that...

Misreading Peter

The words in question are: ‘My brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure’ (2 Pet. 1:10). I am sure that many misread the apostle...

John Turned Upside Down

Many think that John, in his first letter, is giving believers a series of tests by which they can examine themselves, and so come to assurance.1 Indeed, some...


Misreading Paul Again

When Paul challenged the Corinthian believer to examine himself – ‘A man ought to examine himself’; that is, a believer ought to examine himself’ – was he...

Assurance Instead of Doubt

When Paul declared: ‘The Son of God... loved me and gave himself for me’ (Gal. 2:20), he was speaking with resounding confidence, telling us that he had a...
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