This blog is filled with personal comments; nothing here should be considered official or even correct. It is nothing more than a repository for things I type; which in turn reflect things I think about.
I live in Malaysia, a mid-sized country somewhere in South-East Asia with my wife and children. I’m a Christian and worship with St. Mary’s Anglican cathedral in Kuala Lumpur, through whom I also study some of the more basic external studies courses offered by Moore College.
Doctrinally, I hold to Anglican theology as contained in the Book of Common Prayer (1662) and the two books of homilies, in particular in terms of the doctrines of grace, election and justification. I also adhere broadly to the Westminster confession and catechisms. My focus and emphasis is upon the Gospel, well articulated in these words:
That Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
This I believe should be underpinned by an understanding of depravity, the conviction of sin, the nature of Christ and his work on the cross, by which comes the dividing of law and grace. I believe and trust that Christ died for wicked sinners unable and unwilling to save themselves. Because of this I hold it to be right and proper that man should understand his sin and depravity – and its consequence – in no uncertain terms, in order that he might have cause to hold the more firmly to the Gospel of grace by which salvation is a gift in accordance with the work of Christ alone.
As I am generally interested in the topics I cover, I would be delighted to receive your comments either here or on your own blog. It has been hinted in the past that my opinions do not always match the general consensus in all cases… so I am prepared for a negative back-lash should I say something that upsets you and will try to receive it graciously.