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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Christians and cultural Marxism

March 7th, 2021

Karl Marx

Is being a christian “cultural Marxist” worse than being a heretic? Why are christians so polarised these days?

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Church in a Circle: practical ideas to encourage participation not passivity

February 6th, 2021

Hands making a circle

A revolutionary blog is resurrected here. Don’t miss out!.

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The prophets and Donald Trump

January 20th, 2021

Storming of Capitol, 2021

Many “prophets” said God told them Trump would win. Now he hasn’t won, what will they do? Admit they were wrong, or re-interpret what they said?

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Next steps along the Way?

January 13th, 2021

Author David Gushee and his book After Evangelicalism

It’s easier to deconstruct faith, but harder to reconstruct. This book has some good ideas.

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God became a baby – who can understand it?

December 23rd, 2020

Baby

Christmas is about a baby and his mother. But there’s a lot more to think about than that, when we look for explanations.

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How to make disciples in 2021?

December 15th, 2020

How can we pass on faith to the next generation? Here are some ideas, based on many years of experience, that should be useful to parents and church leaders.

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