Those who follow this blog will know that its purpose is to explain Christian theology and thought; it was never intended to be a ‘political’ platform. But I have never agreed with those who feel that Christian teaching should be kept out of politics. Surely we have a duty to comment, when we think that our country and Church is behaving without compassion? Listening to the news in the last few days has brought these three Biblical quotations to mind. (Click on title to read more)
Several times in the last few weeks, I’ve referred to the fact that there’s a huge cultural gap between Jesus’s time and ours. St Luke’s disturbing story of the demon-possessed man underlines that in those days, the unexplained and unexplainable were often attributed to other-worldly beings, such as demons. Passages such as this are often criticised by those without a faith. Was Jesus actually an exorcist of the most sensational kind? (Click on the title to read more)
‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.’ Matthew 7:1-2 - NRSV I wrote last week that I think that the Bible can be the Word of God, in the sense that we … Continue reading Is the Bible ‘The Word of God’? – 2
16All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 NRSV ‘But as for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you … Continue reading Is the Bible ‘The Word of God’? – 1
2 Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’ 3He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ 4They said, ‘Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.’ 5But Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment … Continue reading What was Jesus’s view of Divorce?