Jul
17

Church or no Church? The Sunday Assembly

Today (July 17th), tucked away on BBC News website was a report on the Sunday Assembly meeting in Edinburgh.

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Jun
28

Flipped Churches

Yesterday I  attended the annual UWS Learning, Teaching, and Research Conference. In this blog, what follows is my own “thinking aloud” to think through two different, though I think related, ideas I heard during the day to ask ‘might that work for a church?’

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May
21

2018 – a year to remember?

If I had to choose one period of time to go back and visit, I think the 1960s would be high on my list. It’s not for the party of the swinging sixties, nor for the rise of the Beatles, and it’s also not for a nostalgic “life was better then”.

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Mar
14

The Trinity – so what?

Simultaneously one of the best and worst questions that students in class ask is “but why?” Sometimes it can feel like you’re dealing with a troublesome tot “Why? Why? Why?” but it is a question that keeps returning me to think practically.

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Feb
05

Rams and Eagles: Super Bowl LII and Martin Luther King Jr.

People sometimes ask me, why does studying theology help me to live as a Christian? Why does research on an obscure French philosopher help me to deal with real issues? I think this year’s Super Bowl helped me to articulate an answer…

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Jan
25

Burns’ Night – Holy Willie’s Prayer

When the aim of the Church is to rule over, rather than serve alongside others, we have to wonder what witness we bear….

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Jan
11

Newness: New Year, new you?

Too often the “cult” of newness forgets the importance of history…

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Dec
19

Christmas Light

Christmas comes at the very nadir of daylight and right before we begin the ascent into the lighter, brighter, life-bringing, springtime. And surely, right there, is a message of Christmas…

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Nov
20

Thanksgiving

It reminds us of the continual need to fight oppression; it reminds us to be thankful for life even amongst hardships; it reminds us of the power in being hospitable to the other. And probably more besides.

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Oct
31

Reformation 500 – do we really need a new Reformation?

A new blog for Reformation Day asking ‘do we really need a new Reformation?’ Graham Meiklejohn writes an opinion piece suggesting that the church needs to revisit some of the roots of the Reformation to understand its witness in the world.

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