[Cue title music] There are many, many reasons why everyone loves The West Wing. In the behind-the-scenes footage from season 1, the creators explained that Democrats were saying they loved the politics and loved the show; Republicans were saying they hated the politics…and loved the show. So along those boundaries at least, in a nation … More Why Do Christians Love ‘The West Wing’?
Listening to the Unbelievable podcast, hosted by Justin Brierley, is often an exercise in patience. He’s currently running an excellent three week series on “Was Jesus just a…?” and the first show asked the question, “Was Jesus just a zealot?” (Click to listen.) The focus of discussion was a book published in July 2013 by … More Was Jesus just a zealot?
“The Bible – From Myth to History” A few years ago I took a year-long course with my church for training in leadership and ministry. One of the many benefits was having the chance to learn from those who have been at it a long time, especially Roger Forster; in turn what he brought very … More A Test of Time – David Rohl
In Ephesians 1 (well and 2 & 3…and in fact the whole letter) Paul presents a stunning picture of the cosmic reign of Christ and how it plays out into history now. We find in this letter some of the most amazing statements of His rule and authority, stemming from what He has done for … More “All things under His feet” – what does this look like?
The world ended, recently. Well, it was supposed to, anyway. In fact if you hadn’t heard, you must have had your head buried in the sand a couple of weeks ago, when secular and religious media agencies splashed the news around that 89-year-old Harold Camping in the States had proclaimed that May 21st 2011 was … More The rapture, eschatology, and why we don’t talk about it so much
The problem when we read the Bible is, we want the answers to our questions to be handed us on a platter. The only thing handed over on a platter in the Bible is the head of John the Baptist. Ben Trigg.
We have a good God. It is my firm belief that the understanding and belief that ‘God is good’ is the cornerstone to good theology. Living with an awareness of this, I have found more and more that Scripture confirms and underlines this! And here is just one more example that has been feeding my … More God’s mouth and His hand
Howard takes a turn Not quite entering head-on into the fray of heated altercations taking place between the Dawkinsians and Creationists, Howard Jacobson tonight on Channel 4 here in the UK offered a view of the creation account of Genesis 1 which enjoys the poetry and even the ‘theology’ of the passage (theology not in … More Howard Jacobson (and me) on Creation, New Atheism, and the Bible