The panel is taking submissions until 14 Feb 2018. I am deeply concerned that we should be protecting the religious freedoms of all. Our legislators and decision makers should never assume that a particular religious faith can be defined simply by looking at the most vocal opinion-shapers within that faith.
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My book Paul and the Vocation of Israel has been aligned with the “Paul within Judaism” perspective. Does it fit in this perspective?
Ephesians helps us come to grips with what Christian speech is all about, and how that affects our speech in the online world.
A review of my Paul and the Vocation of Israel has been published at the Review of Biblical Literature site (review by Mike Bird)
How should you relate to God? Relaxed, or reverent? Familiar, or fearful? Is God your mate, or your master?
We’re very pleased to say that I have accepted a position as an assistant minister at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Neutral Bay, Sydney. I was a student minister at Neutral Bay in 2004-2005 and we very much enjoyed working in partnership with the rector, Craig Roberts. One of the present …
What’s changed: From now on my regular posts on Christian life and ministry will appear on the new Briefing site. The Sola Panel is now dead. What hasn’t changed: I’ll continue to use this site (Forget the Channel) to post about more technical biblical and theological topics. Check out the …
A short while ago I wrote a post claiming that Paul doesn’t ever teach that the Gentiles are included in Israel. I said: Gentiles don’t need to be included in Israel. In fact, the opposite is true; we Gentiles are saved by faith in Christ without being included in Israel. …
In response to the growing number of comments on my blog, and to a very reasonable suggestion from my friend David, I’ve added a subscription service for comments. I.e. you can choose to receive emails notifying you when comments are added to a given blog post. Enjoy! And please let …
This site has been through a number of metamorphoses. It began as a place where I posted Greek and Hebrew vocabulary-learning tools. After a while I added a few articles and essays and random thoughts. In the last few years, I’ve been using the site to inform people about my …
Many of the older articles on this site are PDFs or static HTML pages. Over the next few months, in order to update my site, I’ll be publishing these older articles as blog posts, at a frequency of one post every few days.
I’ve been thinking about naming this site for a while. The new name, Forget the Channel, is taken from the final verse of the hymn ‘May the Mind of Christ my Saviour’ by Kate Barclay Wilkinson (apparently written before 1913, published in 1925): May His beauty rest upon me, As …
On the Sola Panel: What is a tree for?
On the Sola Panel: Investing in bookshops
On the Sola Panel: Stranger evangelism
On the Sola Panel: The healthy teaching pyramid
On the Sola Panel: Conversion, regeneration and getting things done
On the Sola Panel: Bible Resistance
On the Sola Panel: The second commandment
On the Sola Panel: The enemy of the best
On the Sola Panel: Comfort in good times and bad
On the Sola Panel: The problem with social justice
On the Sola Panel: Bringing the Bible alive?
On the Sola Panel: What’s wrong with drunkenness?
On the Sola Panel: Welcoming children