Tag: Spirit

Unmasking Witchcraft

Unmasking Witchcraft

John Hayward, December 2010 ‘Magic’ and ‘sorcery’ conjure up images of Harry Potter, Disney’s Fantasia, or perhaps Macbeth. However, while modern secular society dismisses witchcraft, Dr Jonathan Burnside explains in our new Cambridge Paper, Covert Power, why we should take witchcraft seriously. From a biblical perspective, magic and divination is what happens when we try […]

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The Law of Love by David McIlroy

The Law of Love by David McIlroy

    Summary The Bible is clear that to love God involves seeking to be obedient to God. Being God’s people involves seeking to make wise decisions about the way in which God wants us to live. Jesus commands his followers to love God and our neighbours. In working out what that means, followers of […]

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Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

  Summary Rather than neglect Mosaic law, Christians have a theological responsibility to seek in the law given to shape the nation of Israel, insight into God’s will for nations generally. Mosaic law was never intended exclusively for Israel; its ethical principles originate in the character of God and are foundational to the creation order. […]

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Music, worship and the church by Christopher Hayward

Music, worship and the church by Christopher Hayward

  Summary Music has enormous power to engage the emotions, and the Bible resounds with praise and thanks to God through music. In the Old Testament music played a number of different roles, including assisting in the memorisation of God’s truth and in reminding God’s people of their fallenness and salvation. In the New Testament […]

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