Category Archives: Church History

Thoughts on My Conversation with Peter Xu

Meeting Peter Xu last December in LA I spend a number of hours yesterday afternoon interviewing Brother Peter Xu. A leader in the Chinese House Church, who now lives in exile in the US. I was trying to sum up … Continue reading

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Is Morality really a Private Thing?

When I read an online news article I often do a foolish thing – read the comments below. Especially when the news article is in some way related to God, Christianity or sexual morality. I have to admit I get … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Baptizes in One Holy Spirit by David Pawson

I have just finished reading David Pawson’s “Jesus Baptizes in One Holy Spirit”. It is an excellent resource for those who want to know more about what exactly the Baptism of holy Spirit is all about. There are few events … Continue reading

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Is the Trinity really in the First Verse of the Bible?

You will not find the word “Trinity” in the pages of scripture. Yet the belief in a “Trinitarian” God is fundamental to Christian beliefs. The Greek word for trinity was first used in history by Theophilus of Antioch in 170 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost History of Christianity

Penn State and Baylor Professor Philip Jenkins has tackled in The Lost History of Christianity a subject which is missing from most Church History books I have read (which is a few). I am always nervous when I see titles implying … Continue reading

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NPR, IHOP, NAR and those Seven Mountains.

This afternoon NPR’s Fresh Air devoted their program to investigating a new religious movement in the USA called the New Apostolic Reformation or NAR for short. It was portrayed as a deviant form of Evangelical Christianity, it was actually called … Continue reading

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God of the New Testament: Bridegroom, King and… Judge?

Have you ever been in conversation with an unbelieving acquaintance who brings up the fact that they could never believe in a “nationalistic, genocidal God!” They then bring up a verse from the Bible such as I Samuel 15:3 which … Continue reading

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