The harm a church can do

September 30th, 2021

silence is violence

Stories have started to emerge, the last few years, about abuse suffered in churches. It is good to listen, and learn ….. and respond.

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Making sense of the Exodus

September 12th, 2021

Books on the Exodus

Two books shine light on the truth (and legends) of the exodus of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt. Well worth reading.

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Hell and the resurrection of the righteous

August 21st, 2021

Jesus rescuing captives in hell

The conventional christian view of hell is surely wrong. It isn’t taught in the Old Testament, nor in the New. And it wasn’t what Jesus taught.

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Experiencing doubt and believing in Jesus

August 6th, 2021

Jesus & disciples

If we find ourselves having doubts about Jesus and needing to reconstruct our faith, how can we find a good basis?

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The church: irreconcilable differences?

July 13th, 2021

Two people not talking

Recent books suggest the church is becoming irrevocably divided. Is it too late to do something about it?

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Losing the way

July 1st, 2021


Young christians can find difficulties with what they have been taught, and this can lead them to very different places. We can help them on their journey.

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When the church ignores Jesus

June 10th, 2021

Church in Cotswolds

In history, the church often supported the wealthy and the government. That isn’t what Jesus taught. What about today?

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How to stop the church from growing

May 29th, 2021

Orthodox church

A new global study finds that pluralism and persecution don’t generally harm the church, but privilege does.

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Table, not stage

April 21st, 2021

Dinner and preacher

In churches, the stage means a few people perform and the rest of us are spectators. The table means we are all gathered around a meal and all participate. Why not move from stage to table?

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Jesus’ death and the “least of these”

April 1st, 2021

The death of Jesus

Who did Jesus die for? Do the poor, the outcast and the forgotten get any special treatment? Jesus seems to hint at this.

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.