Theology

My Favourite Theologian: St Teresa of Avila

8 Sep 2015

St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Shanika Ranasinghe

Despite being one of the lesser-known Teresas of the Roman Catholic Church (compared to St Thérèse of Lisieux and Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), St Teresa of Avila was a remarkable woman in her own right...

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My Favourite Theologian: Gustavo Gutiérrez

8 Sep 2015

Gustavo Gutiérrez (1928- )

Revd Chris Howson

Few theologians have shaped the course of history in the way that Gustavo Gutiérrez has. His life of service and dedication to the poor has inspired millions of people, from Venezuelan presidents and lowly...

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Jesus' Community: Part Two

8 Sep 2015

You can find Jesus' Community: Part One here.

Shortly afterwards in Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ disciples say to him, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us’ (Mark 9.38). Jesus rebukes them claiming ‘whoever...

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Faith and Feminism

20 May 2015

I am a feminist.  I am also a Christian.  My feminism and Christianity have co-existed in isolation from each other, and if push came to shove I’m not sure which I would more closely identify with – being female or being a Christian.  Last week I had an opportunity to think about them together...

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The Theology of Story: Part Two

15 Sep 2014

The relationship between storytellers and the stories they tell is one that has evoked much reflection. The American poet Robert Frost said that, ‘in order to be universal, you must be parochial.’ He, popular poet with a worldwide audience, was noting that if one is to speak widely to the state...

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The Theology of Story: Part One

15 Sep 2014

At the Greenbelt festival a number of years ago, the late John O’Donohue posed a magnificent question. ‘After the morning you discover that you’re the son of God,’ John asked, ‘what do you do for the afternoon?’

He delivered the question with his usual charm. He went on to tell stories of...

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An Interview with Dr Megan McKenna

20 Feb 2014

1. How did you get started in your writing career? What, or who, made you want to be an author? There are two answers to this question – first: I have always been writing, for as long as I can remember. I kept notebooks, small ones, and carried them around with me and I...

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