Commentary: Summer 2016
Welcome to the Summer 2016 edition of Commentary, the twice-yearly magazine of Oak Hill, exploring a wide range of cultural, ethical and theological issues in the light of biblical teaching. Please read the magazine above (the 'Click to read' link opens Commentary in full-screen), or download the whole magazine using the link on the right. To comment on any particular article, or on the magazine as a whole, please go here.
This edition focuses on the impact of change, good and bad, on our times, our society and institutions, and on ourselves. Kirsty Birkett looks at how and why gender is becoming fluid in modern culture. Fiona Gibson shares how she mourned her mother's death in the midst of a busy public ministry. David Shaw introduces Primer, a new theological resource for churches, and Ray Porter asks what is the relationship between dictatorship, democracy and the gospel?
In a special feature, three pieces by Mike Ovey look at "compulsory ignorance" in theological debate, Malala and Magna Carta, and the key relationship for developing great preaching.
Rachel Fadipe explains how a Christian satellite network is bringing the good news of Jesus into millions of homes across North Africa and the Middle East. Michael Baughen, who has been an Oak Hill preacher for 60 years, outlines the essentials of good preaching, and Matthew Barrett addresses the suspicion towards theology among British evangelical congregations. Finally, Chris Green reviews recent books on the creative arts faith.
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