Author Archives: Ryan Peter

God is not as interested in morality as much as you think

September 26, 2014 5 min to read

God is not as interested in morality as much as you think

Category : Apologetics, Life-Ecstatic (Faith), Worldview & Culture

This article was featured in The Star newspaper on 24 September, 2014. It was ed...

Eusebius McKaiser and John Lennox at the #GMWits debate could have been stronger

September 19, 2014 6 min to read

Eusebius McKaiser and John Lennox at the #GMWits debate could have been stronger

Category : Apologetics, Life-Ecstatic (Faith), Worldview & Culture

Last night, well-known Christian apologist John Lennox and Eusebius McKaiser, Po...

My writing goals for the next twelve months

September 16, 2014 3 min to read

My writing goals for the next twelve months

Category : Blogs (Writing), Fiction, The Butcher's Shadow, Writing

Hitting deadlines as a writer isn’t always easy. I was supposed to finish ...

Why Eusebius McKaiser’s “No need to treat God with kid gloves” article is a perfect example of Apologetics gone wrong

September 15, 2014 2 min to read

Why Eusebius McKaiser’s “No need to treat God with kid gloves” article is a perfect example of Apologetics gone wrong

Category : Apologetics, Life-Ecstatic (Faith), Worldview & Culture

Well-known radio personality, political commentator, debater and philosophical l...

Summarising the Discussion on Mark Driscoll

August 28, 2014 4 min to read

Summarising the Discussion on Mark Driscoll

Category : Blogs (Current Affairs & Opinion), Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

When it was announced that Mark Driscoll, well-known evangelical pastor at Mars ...

Dealing with Addictive Sin: How I Came to See Holiness in a Brand New Way pt 2

August 22, 2014 6 min to read

Dealing with Addictive Sin: How I Came to See Holiness in a Brand New Way pt 2

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

In my last post in this series: How I Came to see Holiness in a Brand New Way, p...

Depression, Robin Williams, and Pathetic Church Beliefs

August 13, 2014 6 min to read

Depression, Robin Williams, and Pathetic Church Beliefs

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

Robin Williams. Talented. Funny. Wacky. Deep. Able to move from one subject to a...

How I Came to See Holiness in a Brand New Way, Pt 1

August 1, 2014 4 min to read

How I Came to See Holiness in a Brand New Way, Pt 1

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

A journey of many, many years comes to a solid foundation to work from. I don...

The Big Question of Christian Music

July 31, 2014 6 min to read

The Big Question of Christian Music

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

I suppose the first thing I should say is, is Christian music really a big quest...

A Non-Opinion on Israel and Palestine

July 16, 2014 6 min to read

A Non-Opinion on Israel and Palestine

Category : Current Affairs & Opinion, Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

The big international news these past two weeks has been the eruption of war in ...

Why Slow Church Intrigues Me

June 5, 2014 7 min to read

Why Slow Church Intrigues Me

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

I’m not one for the latest and greatest thing, especially when it comes to...

South Africa 2014 Elections: Vote nanny state, or corruption, or human theocracy?

May 4, 2014 7 min to read

South Africa 2014 Elections: Vote nanny state, or corruption, or human theocracy?

Category : Blogs (Current Affairs & Opinion), Current Affairs & Opinion

After completing a small voting aid tool to help decide on who to vote for out o...

Why I closed my Elance profile and you should too

March 7, 2014 3 min to read

Why I closed my Elance profile and you should too

Category : Business, Writing

Yesterday I finally closed my Elance account and asked them to delete my profile...

February 25, 2014 7 min to read

Ten Rules for Engagement in Apologetics

Category : Apologetics, Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

Apologetics is one of my big interests – given my interest in theology. I...

December 21, 2013 4 min to read

Why a Church’s Quest for Relevancy is Irrelevant

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith), Worldview & Culture

Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California, U.S.A. (Soon to be renamed ̶...

Little by Little – The Culture of God

October 1, 2013 3 min to read

Little by Little – The Culture of God

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

  In a previous post, What Did Jesus Do About Money?, I ended off with Proverb ...

What Did Jesus Do About Money?

September 29, 2013 13 min to read

What Did Jesus Do About Money?

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

In my Matthew and Money series, I looked at what Jesus taught about money and w...

The Top Reason Why People Leave the Christian Faith: Science?

September 25, 2013 2 min to read

The Top Reason Why People Leave the Christian Faith: Science?

Category : Apologetics, Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

A very interesting post at Reddit provides some unexpected insight. The user, ...

Syria: The Show Must Go On

September 17, 2013 6 min to read

Syria: The Show Must Go On

Category : Current Affairs & Opinion, Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

Psalm 2 1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of...

The Prosperity Gospel’s Optimism

September 13, 2013 2 min to read

The Prosperity Gospel’s Optimism

Category : Life-Ecstatic (Faith), Worldview & Culture

Yesterday I read a review at Christianity Today of Kate Bowler’s book, Bl...