Exploring Theology

Rediscovering Jesus on the Cross: Lent 2024

26 Mar 2024

As we come to the end of Lent and prepare our hearts for Easter, it’s time for us to look back at our journey of rediscovery so far. At the start of Lent, I invited us to open our hearts to the possibility of encountering Jesus in places and situations we don’t expect - I hope that if you have...

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Face to Face with Jesus: Lent 2024

19 Mar 2024

Face to Face with Jesus

Since the earliest days of the church, Christians have depicted Jesus in art. From AD 300 the familiar image of a bearded man with long hair began to emerge, which is still prominent even in much contemporary art.  Images often reflect the ethnicity of the...

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Meeting Jesus Through Rest: Lent 2024

12 Mar 2024

To be able to see Jesus with fresh eyes, it is very helpful to be well rested. The need to rest is both natural and sacred, but often it doesn't come easily. Jesus slept during the storm (Mark 4:38), but also almost every single day in his full humanity. There are countless verses about finding...

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Who’s That Guy Shouting At A Fig Tree: Lent 2024

6 Mar 2024

As the Son of God, the fully human, fully divine physical incarnation of the Almighty, Jesus is perfect. But in His perfection, it is sometimes difficult to relate to Jesus - to truly embrace the ‘fully human’ side of the Jesus equation. This is why I love the story of Jesus shouting at a fig...

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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?"


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