Should we update the creeds?

May 27th, 2024

Inside old sandstone church

Many churches include repeating the Apostles or Nicene Creed during services. But are they still relevant and helpful?

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The curse of Ham?

May 6th, 2024

Family of slaves

If ever there was a case of dishonest and ungodly Bible interpretation, the curse of Ham is surely it!

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Thinking about the Bible: a conversation between friends

April 29th, 2024

It’s easy to feel puzzled by the Old Testament. Are the stories really true? Did God really command such killing? Join a conversation that explores these questions.

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Enjoy chocolate with a clear conscience

April 8th, 2024

Workers on chocolate plantations

Find out which chocolate brands and distributors have the most ethical supply chains.

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Understanding the death of Jesus

March 29th, 2024

Jesus crucified

Regrettably there are fierce arguments about the exact purpose of Jesus dying. Perhaps this Easter we can have some humility about what is most meaningful to us and about others who find something else more meaningful?

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Does Jesus want action more than belief?

February 21st, 2024

Belief vs action

What is the core of Jesus’ life and teachings, the atonement or the Sermon on the Mount? Perhaps they both are central?

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Salvation by faith alone?

February 15th, 2024

Matthew Bates & book

Can we be saved by simply believing in Jesus? Is it really so easy? Or do Jesus’ own words show us a little more is required?

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A more loving and inclusive church

February 2nd, 2024

The latest post, Becoming a more loving church, outlines a few things I learnt at a recent Future Church conference. You may find it interesting.

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Feeding the hand that bites you

January 28th, 2024

Feeding dog

Who in the world is poor, and why? And why don’t things get better for them?

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“To live outside the law you must be honest”

January 8th, 2024

Outside the law

Are you reviewing and changing your beliefs, moving on from the church you were once part of, or maybe even all churches. How then do you stay true to Jesus?

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