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No people, this is NOT what you get for mixing Islam with the West.

In the wake of the terrible events in the Christchurch mosques just today, could Christians of a certain persuasion stop writing things on Facebook along the lines of “This is what you get for mixing Islam in the West.”? Yep, I saw that within a few minutes of the announcement of the shooting, but strangely […]

Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and Only You Had Ever Heard of Jesus

Imagine waking up and only you had heard of The Beatles. That’s the conceit behind the latest movie from director Danny “SlumDog Millionaire” Boyle and screenwriter Richard “Love Actually” Curtis, Yesterday. Yesterday is shaping up to be the feel-good movie of the coming northern summer, in which a talented, but spectacularly unsuccessful musician, Jack Malik, wakes […]

What Johan Cruyff Could Teach Pastors (And Everyone Else) About Identity and Purpose

Dutchman Johan Cruyff was perhaps the greatest footballer/soccer player ever.  Brazil’s Pele might pip him in some polls; George Best was a brief shining superstar. But as the leader of the Ajax FC and Dutch teams’ “total football” approach in the 1970s, plus a glittering playing and coaching career with the famous FC Barcelona, Cruyff, […]