Tag: christianity

Hell and the resurrection of the righteous
(August 21, 2021)

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.

Experiencing doubt and believing in Jesus
(August 6, 2021)

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

Church in a Circle: practical ideas to encourage participation not passivity
(February 6, 2021)

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

Next steps along the Way?
(January 13, 2021)

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

Is it time to ditch the sermon?
(July 18, 2020)

Protestant church services have included long sermons since before we were all born. But the coronavirus pandemic may be changing all that.

Will Covid-19 change the church?
(May 15, 2020)

A recent report offers hope that churches may make some helpful changes that will improve how they serve the world.

Brad Jersak on God, love, atonement and life
(February 23, 2020)

North American writer, teacher and theologian, Brad Jersak, was in Australia recently, and we were able to spend a day hearing him sharing his convictions about God and his love, Jesus and the atonement, and life. There was a lot to like and learn from, and some challenging ideas – all worth sharing with you.

Christianity, pluralism and truth
(November 2, 2019)

This challenging book was published 7 years ago, but I hadn’t come across it until I found it in a pop-up bookshop selling off remaindered books. I thought it would have something interesting to say to me, and I was right. It raises some important issues and I think it is worth sharing where it […]

How evangelical doctrine and Biblical inerrancy can distort the Bible and Jesus
(August 1, 2019)

Most christians have been taught to reverence the Bible. This has been especially true of Protestant christianity. The Reformation was built on the doctrine of sola scriptura (by scripture alone). And when conservative christianity felt threatened by evolution, liberal theology and modernist thinking in the 19th century, it developed a statement of “the fundamentals”, one […]

Can I say anything new about the resurrection of Jesus?
(April 18, 2019)

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.