Two more ways the modern church ignores how and what Jesus taught, but we could easily change.
Jesus is not just our saviour but also our teacher and leader. Here are ways we can better follow him in our churches.
If we find ourselves having doubts about Jesus and needing to reconstruct our faith, how can we find a good basis?
Who did Jesus die for? Do the poor, the outcast and the forgotten get any special treatment? Jesus seems to hint at this.
Christmas is about a baby and his mother. But there’s a lot more to think about than that, when we look for explanations.
Archaeology continues to reveal new insights into Jesus’ boyhood town and the culture of its inhabitants.
Some people have their bucket list – the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. And occasionally you hear people ask “What would you do if you knew you had one day to live?” The answer is often something wild – eat junk food, drink expensive wine, go crazy, self-indulge. This evening […]
I have been re-reading NT Wright’s chapter on the “The Surprise of Resurrection” in Jesus: the final days, where he corrects some doubtful christian ideas about the resurrection, and offers reasons why we should regard the gospel accounts as basically historical.
How much do you and I know about Jesus? How much of it is really the truth about him? The obvious answer is that we know more about him than most ancient figures, because we have quite a few accounts of his life and teachings. But everyone seems to read them differently. In my previous […]
Jesus is such an important and admired character in world history and western culture that everyone seems to want to claim him for their tribe. So there are many different versions of Jesus for us to believe in. Shopping mall Jesus This is the most obvious Jesus, and the easiest to see through. Two months […]