Author: Norman Young

The new covenant: then and now

Like the “New Deal” offered by US Democrat leader Franklin D Roosevelt to counter the Great Depression in March 1933, God’s new covenant with Israel was also by no means entirely new and it too was in response to a national catastrophe.

From casual lodger to committed son

The transition I made long ago from being a casual lodger to becoming a committed son is one I need to make every day, but at an even more profound level.

Give us this day our daily water

True worship in Christ cannot be confined to any single institutional structure. The Spirit is free like the wind.

Cheap forgiveness

“Of course God will forgive me,” said German romantic poet Heinrich Heine on his death bed. “That’s His job.” Dr Norman Young, however, suggests God’s forgiveness is no such easy-going indulgence.

O sweet exchange!

FOR OUR SAKES: Dr Norman Young unveils the depth of Jesus’ atoning substitution.

Was Paul a misogynist?

Dr Norman Young unpacks the two words that have influenced our laws, shaped our attitudes, excused terrible abuse on countless wives and condemned the apostle Paul as a woman-hater.

The place of doctrine and Jesus in Christian faith

“Jesus. All.”? Not so fast. As Dr Norman Young writes, “the profound depth of the truth about Jesus cannot be captured in a slogan or a grab-line, no matter how often it is repeated.”

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