Subscribe now

All articles in category Personal view

Article

October 2020
Articles > Personal view > Uncategorised

PERSONAL VIEW: Why Christians must question ‘the science’ right now

This article is here published as a personal view by the author. Almost never before in history has it been more important for Christians to question ‘the science’. Why? Because your understanding of ‘the science’ will entirely affect your belief about how the worldwide church should respond to the unprecedented measures she is being…

Read more

Article

July 2020
Articles > Personal view

Reflections on race

When I was young, I had big ideas on race. Now I am older my ideas are smaller because I realise issues are more complicated than I once thought. I am also conscious of the pressure of a news cycle that demands simplicity. ‘You must take a position and you must take it now,’…

Read more

Article

January 2020
Articles > Personal view

Confront the culture but don’t lose the gospel

Without a doubt, there has been a culture war going on in western civilisation for many decades. According to one definition, a culture war is a ‘conflict between social groups and the struggle for dominance of their values, beliefs, and practices’. There was a time when people had respect for authority. Teachers, parents, police…

Read more

Article

February 2018
Articles > Personal view

PERSONAL VIEW: Was Eden a Garden Temple? (2)

The fate of the earthly creation is bound up with the life of Adam. As long as Adam stands, the world stands; when Adam falls, the world falls. It’s therefore not incredible or fantastic to see Adam as the priestly mediator between God and his earthly creation. The world has its relationship with God…

Read more

Article

January 2018
Articles > Personal view

Personal View: Was Eden a Garden Temple? (1)

In ET August 2017, Paul Smith argued his personal view against this scriptural interpretation. Here, Nick Needham presents an alternative point of view. There’s good evidence in Scripture that the Garden of Eden was the first temple and Adam the first priest. The New Bible Dictionary defines a temple (using general theory derived from…

Read more

Article

August 2017
Articles > Personal view

Personal View: Was Eden a garden-temple?

Few passages in the Bible provide a richer seam of truth than Genesis 1-3. As with any familiar passage, we delight to find new and fresh insights in it. In the last 20 years, Greg Beale has popularised one such potentially enriching idea: that Eden was a garden-temple. Beale puts forward the temple idea…

Read more