What does love actually look like? How do we show our love, for God and for each other? It’s easier for us to see that (and a lack of love!) in other people, but this is an encouragement to think about putting our love into action.
How do we best understand and communicate the Old Testament? That’s the question that John Holdsworth sets out to answer in his book Lies, Sex and Politicians.
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!