Exploring Theology

Putting Doubt into Faith: An Introduction to Christian Existentialism

27 May 2020

Most people know existentialism as a philosophy which focuses on the notion of being and views the world through an explicitly subjective lens. It is also a notoriously angsty way of thinking, whose proponents have spent an awful lot of time writing and arguing about fun things like anxiety and...

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Process Theology 101

15 May 2020

In the 1920s, Alfred North Whitehead developed a new metaphysical system of thought called process philosophy. Across a series of lectures, which have since been published under the single title Process and Reality, Whitehead described a reality where everything is made up of occasions –...

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A Church's Place is in the Kitchen

12 May 2020

Whilst much of the world might be completely oblivious to the debate, many corners of the church community have spent the last couple of weeks arguing about whether their ministers should broadcast online services from their church buildings or from their homes. Critics of kitchen table...

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The Theology of Trauma

7 Apr 2020
I have been working on my doctorate, and, perhaps in an act of gracious divine prodding, for the past few months I have been focusing on theology and trauma. I’ve been reading stories about various types of trauma—from kidnapped victims and victims of sexual assault to those suffering from...
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The Great Lent Journey

2 Apr 2020

Lent in the Eritrean Orthodox Church is a season of reflection, repentance, and building a stronger relationship with God. Though these three aspects are practiced throughout the year, Lent is the season where it is done more intentionally as the whole church. Also, this season is set to...

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Self-Control in the Time of Coronavirus

17 Mar 2020

Self-control is probably not the most popular of the fruits of the Spirit. Certainly not one which crops up in ancient hymnody or modern worship songs, and if it did, I think I’d cringe. So why am I writing about it?

I was talking on the...

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Nothing Can Be Certain But Death And Metaxas

30 Jan 2020

A particular branch of “theology Twitter” is once again debating the theological placement of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and theologian who was killed by the Nazis in 1945. Specifically, the debate is centered on Eric Metaxas’ 2009 biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which was widely panned by...

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Till Death Us Do Part: On The Sacrament of Marriage

13 Nov 2019

As my friends, family, and colleagues are probably sick of hearing, I’m in the middle of planning a wedding. My fiancé and I got engaged over the summer and so the past few months have consisted of fielding questions from interested parties, working out a budget, going to wedding fairs, and...

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The Healing Powers of Anointing of the Sick: A Roman Catholic Perspective

13 Nov 2019

Anointing of the Sick is probably the least heard-of and most-misunderstood sacrament of the seven practiced by the Roman Catholic Church. Sacraments are powerful ‘outward’ symbols of God’s inner working and grace. Anointing of the Sick is no different in that, though it is a physical, visible...

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All May, None Must, Some Should: a Methodist View of Confession

7 Nov 2019

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, otherwise known as confession, is rarely associated with churches outside of Roman and Anglo- Catholicism and certainly not with my cosy corner of non-conformism! It is true to say that Methodism only recognises two sacraments officially, baptism and the Lord’s...

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