Exploring Theology

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4 Jan 2018

The Bible is a wonderful and curious book, full of wisdom and challenges. But we can often miss the full power of the text because of one fundamental problem – our Bibles are in English.  Often, significant things get a bit lost in translation. 

One example that I will talk about in this...

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God's People on a Journey: The Big Picture of the Bible

6 Nov 2017

A friend of mine recently posted this on Facebook:

“There are two different types of Christianity, I feel. One starts with scripture and tries to shoehorn all experience of life into a biblical straightjacket (sometimes even ignoring science), and one starts with life and...

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Ask a Theologian: Submit Your Questions to Sarah Thompson

7 Jun 2017

Sarah Thompson was appointed as the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams in 2014. She has a Masters of Divinity and is a captivating public speaker and workshop leader with many years of experience in volunteering, activism, community...

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Why We Need a More Open and Honest Theology

22 Mar 2017

In July, our friends at Modern Church are holding their annual conference, ‘God: none, one, three or many?’ It promises to be a fascinating three day event, exploring hard questions about Christianity, the nature of what we as Christians ‘believe’ about God, and whether there are fresh ways to...

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From the Archive: Five Awesome Women in the Bible

9 Mar 2017

The Bible has plenty of strong female role models - people who are fearless yet humble, generous and fiercely loyal: in short, heroes of our faith we all need to know more about. We highlight five women to get things going.

Deborah

Deborah stands out as one of the...

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5 Reasons Why Theology is Important for Non-Theology Students

6 Dec 2016

To any non-theology students, the word ‘theology’ might conjure up some intimating images: the intense study of God within the halls of academia, a subject that’s confined to lectures and seminars, where only serious study can do it justice.

But really theology is an essential part of the...

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A Call Towards A Theology of Littleness

12 Sep 2016

‘To be faithful in little things is a big thing…’

Have you ever heard a Church call itself a 'little flock'?

Today’s global Christianity is unevenly characterised on the one hand by expansion, with numbers rapidly growing in some parts of the world, and on the other hand...

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The Politics of the Cross: Part Five

23 Mar 2016

 John: A Kingdom Not of This World

John’s passion story is dominated by the excitement engendered by Lazarus’ coming back to life. All Jerusalem was agog, though it made the authorities jittery (12.9-11). Indeed they thought of getting rid of both Lazarus and Jesus. But...

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The Politics of the Cross: Part Four

23 Mar 2016
Luke: Peace and Justice
 

In Luke, Jesus, on his way to Jerusalem, weeps over the city: ‘Would that even today you knew the things that made for peace’ (19.42). The procession is one of triumph and praise for the mighty works they had seen: ‘Blessed be the...

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The Politics of the Cross: Part Three

23 Mar 2016

Matthew: Resistance and Challenge

Matthew, on the other hand, though dependent on Mark in many ways, gives a very different picture. Jesus comes to a strange and hostile city. ‘Who is this?’ the citizens ask (21.11). The crowd who have travelled up with Jesus form the...

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