Exploring Theology

The Gospels are Queer: Lent 2024

20 Feb 2024

Reading the story of Jesus through a queer lens and exploring the possibility of seeing me and my experience reflected back in millennia-old sacred text is what has returned my faith back to me. Getting to explore text and ask ‘how would this change if I make it gay?’ is a new hobby. Here are a...

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Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: Lent 2024

14 Feb 2024

“Believing in Jesus does not mean believing doctrines about him. Rather, it means to give one’s heart, oneself at its deepest level, to the post-Easter Jesus who is the living Lord, the side of God turned toward us, the face of God, the Lord who is also the Spirit. Believing in Jesus...

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A Theological Review of Loki Season 2

31 Jan 2024

Warning: Spoilers Included

            In my opinion, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) recent releases have been disappointing, and I know I am not alone. However, after watching Loki season two, either the tide is turning for the MCU, or my inner theology nerd was...

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Theology for the End of the World by Marika Rose: Book Review

22 Nov 2023

Dr Marika Rose is a senior lecturer of philosophy, religion, and the liberal arts at the University of Winchester. This blog is a review of Marika’s newest book, Theology for the End of the World. The book is an invitation to honesty, honesty about who we are, what has influenced us,...

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God is on our side

21 Nov 2023

John 3: 1-21

Last month we released a new series of resources for small groups of progressive Christians. The first in the series, ‘How to be a Good Christian Ally’, is about our allyship as Christians, and how we can grow the kingdom by our...

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Inspired by Love and Anger

14 Jun 2023

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain,

Informed of God's own bias, we ask him once again:

"How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind?

How long dare vain self-interest turn prayer and pity blind?"

I...

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Julian, Jesus, and Motherhood

17 May 2023

It was Mother’s Day in most countries other than the UK on Sunday (including the US, where I grew up), and I’ve been reading a lot of Julian of Norwich lately. So it seemed only natural to write about one of Julian’s most famous and unique theological concepts: Jesus as our divine mother.

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When Grace said "...", I thought "..."

17 Apr 2023

I really enjoyed reading Grace’s blog on prayer experimentation during Lent. I was surprised by how much I identified with, even though I’m neurotypical and Roman Catholic. So welcome to “when Grace said…, I thought…”! Here “Grace”...

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Does faith belong in politics? What we can learn from Kate Forbes' campaign

23 Feb 2023

The question of what role faith has in 21st century politics has come to the fore in the last few days as the socially conservative Kate Forbes launched her campaign to become the First Minister of Scotland. Kate belongs to the Free Church of Scotland, a denomination which opposes abortion...

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The Crucifixion as Unity

26 Jan 2023

The bishops of the Church of England could not have chosen a more ironic day than the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to release a statement which failed to open up the possibility of allowing same-sex marriages to be affirmed by that church, after six years of the latest round...

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