Step Into Christmas, Let’s join together…

In the past couple of weeks, on my commute to work, I’ve heard Elton John’s Step Into Christmas on a […]

Celebrating the season!

As we head into December most people will start to turn their thoughts towards Christmas (though some have already been […]

Nehemiah and texts with shadow sides

A couple of months ago I was asked to speak on Nehemiah and so I dutifully went about thinking how […]

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.

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?’

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”.

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.

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…

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….

Newness: New Year, new you?

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