Theology

Saints and Politics: What Could Theresa May Learn from St Teresa of Avila?

17 Aug 2016

For only the second time in our political history, the UK has a female Prime Minister, Theresa May. Many have been quick to compare her to the first female Prime Minister and fellow Conservative leader, Margaret Thatcher. I would like to posit a different – and, dare I say, more interesting –...

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Meet Our New GC Members: Simone Ramacci

8 Aug 2016

The Person

I’m Simone (pronounced see-MOH-neh) and I’ve just completed my BSc in Genetics at the University of Essex, where I also founded the Progressive Christians (SCM) group, and will be doing a research-based MSc this autumn.

My faith background is a mixture...

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God of the Stranger and the Lost

4 May 2016

When I arrived for my study abroad semester in Bangalore early in January 2016, I would never have predicted that the bizarre new world I found myself in could become in any way like home. It was, I think, my first true experience of culture shock. Rarely have I embarked upon an endeavour and...

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Daniel Berrigan, 1921-2016

3 May 2016

The passing of Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016), Jesuit priest, poet and peace activist, will be mourned by many around the world. His life of faithful witness to the gospel message of peace continues to inspire and challenge. Through his writings and actions, Berrigan wrestled with how to follow...

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An Interview with Peterson Toscano - part two

22 Apr 2016

Peterson Toscano is a theatrical performance activist using comedy and storytelling to address social justice concerns. Through his one-person comedies and lively lectures, he has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Africa as he humorously...

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An Interview with Peterson Toscano - Part One

22 Apr 2016

Peterson Toscano is a theatrical performance activist using comedy and storytelling to address social justice concerns. Through his one-person comedies and lively lectures, he has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Africa as he humorously...

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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 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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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 One

23 Mar 2016

Politics and Religion

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the cleansing of the Temple were clearly enacted parables that carry overtly political overtones. Jesus, at the highpoint of the Jewish religious year- Passover- where the Roman imperial rule rubbed the hardest, was...

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