A friend asked me to read this article and to let her know if I agreed with it. It is … More
Can you see the large branch stuck between the trunks of the tree? It fell in a storm and is … More
There seems to be a never-ending stream of articles written by women who have been damaged by purity culture in … More
I’m often asked by British friends why Trump’s supporters seem to back him with such blind adherence. Having spent four … More
I had tons of questions that I wanted to ask Jesus. He had just had a huge run-in with the … More
Well, this is it, the crux of Christianity. If Jesus weren’t a crucified saviour there would be nothing to believe in except some wise teachings. But He is that greatest of oxymorons, a hero that died, and came back to glorious life. He is still the great ‘I am’, His death at the hands of the Roman authorities was not the end.
As Christians, we have brilliant news to share. Every person, from each culture and country, can have hope and freedom. Their sins are forgiven and everything that causes pain and destruction has been overcome. It is incredible, but Jesus victory over sin and darkness took place a long time ago. Rather than generating excitement, telling people about his death and resurrection can seem like passing on old news.
I know of no Christian that does not occasionally doubt the goodness of God and whether He is present with them. Some Christians hide these doubts better than others, but they are nothing to be ashamed of.
The worst place to be alive right now is in Yemen, the Middle East country that has been ravaged by … More
It turns out that the idea of God being a Merciful Judge is extremely difficult to wrap my head around, both theologically and in practice. As a result it has taken me ages to think about and write this article. Preparing it has also revealed some truths about myself that I don’t really like; I’ve discovered that I’m not all that merciful and prefer others to get their comeuppance.
The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita is acclaimed, by those in the know, as the greatest book of … More
Jesus is described as both a Lion and Lamb, which seems fairly contradictory, but since we are called to be like Him, which should we emulate? This article is part of a series looking at the Oxymoronic names of God and how understanding them helps us to live as Christians in a fallen world.
We live in a world that tells us we should fight for our rights and that our freedoms need protecting. It’s easy to believe that life is one big competition and that there are many people who want to take advantage of us. Yet, that’s not how God describes our role in the world; in fact, his view is the opposite of this. He calls us to humility and when things get tough, we are to love our enemies.
The song Above All by Michael W. Smith (2000) describes Jesus, at his death, as ‘like a rose trampled on … More
Did Jesus ever have other dreams? Of getting married, having children, looking after his Mother in her old age, having … More
I have been using both of the images above in Ignatian Prayer to centre myself on Jesus. Here’s what I … More
This is a handout I produced to accompany a talk I gave introducing Ignatian Prayer to my church. I hope … More
I began thinking about Jesus as light of the world, but then realised we too are called to be lamps … More
Yesterday I read this very short story by Peter Rollins that felt to me like a punch in the stomach. … More
I’ve had the phenomenal privilege over the past six weeks to be part of a Sante Group with the fabulous … More