The Trinity is always a hard subject to preach about and think about, but one that’s at the heart of our faith! So, it’s something that we need to spend time thinking about and letting shape us. This is a sermon that I preached on the Trinity a month or so ago.
Critical realism is a theory of knowledge that I’ve found very helpful, both in archaeology and theology. I’ve blogged about the general principles of it, including how it gets used by theologians, but wanted to explore in more detail how it’s helpful for looking at the Biblical text.
The message of Emmaus is that Jesus walks with us, even when we walk the wrong way, and challenges us to understand, not just read, the Bible. This is my attempt in an all-age service to think about this; complete with a quiz!
The stories that we tell each other, the stories that we live with, shape us in ways that we don’t always recognise.
What does radiocarbon dating have to do with understanding the world of the Bible? Quite a lot (if you use it properly…!). Does it have anything to say about King David? Quite possibly…
The cover article of this week’s edition of the New Scientist explores what they think a ‘World Without God’ would look like. It won’t surprise you that I think there’s a few flaws in the article… (as well as some more interesting points!)
We misunderstand Jesus’ words to the disciples after his resurrection. We often think it’s about our mission, not about him mission, which we’re invited to be a part of. We’re also too hard on Thomas!
David Cameron’s comments on Britain being a “Christian country” have sparked debate. But, there’s been less debate on what he thinks ‘Christian’ means. I think that this is where the challenge for Christians really lies…