A post alerting (both of) my loyal readers to the weak theology of contemporary praise songs is a little like Ricky Martin’s announcement of his sexual orientation. No-one will be surprised, and everyone will wonder if it even needed saying. However, not being one to turn down free tickets to anything, I recently found myself […]

“The potency of prayer has subdued the strength of fire; it has bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the […]

Have you heard of the Hedonistic Fallacy? It’s the belief that if you want pleasure, you should pursue pleasure. It’s a fallacy because pleasure only comes, almost without our noticing, as we pursue other things.