Dead people stay dead. But if one person didn’t actually stay dead, then the whole world is a different place to the one we think we are living in.
You know how it is when two familiar things are put next to each other and as a result you see both of them in a new light. This happened to me on Sunday, when one of the readings was Peter’s sermon to Cornelius in Acts 10 which was swiftly followed by saying the Apostles’ […]
I’ve long admired Clive James as a humourous writer and presenter. His piece on ‘A Point of View’ this morning was typically thoughtful, but on a rather surprising subject – the importance of Jesus Christ to atheists. It is well worth listening to from two points of view; firstly he has some good things to […]
This is an excellent book; it’s part refutation of Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus and part personal spiritual journey. The two themes in the book are woven together well and the constant changing from discussions of post-modernism and the nature of the canon to autobiographical stories keeps the narrative flowing and interesting. The subject matter is wide […]
I’ve been reflecting more on the theme of how Christmas seems, all too often, to morph seamlessly into Easter which I started here and which Phil picked up on his blog. It’s not that I have an problem with linking Christmas and Easter, Christ did come to save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21) […]
This simple sermon from Ben Witherington is well worth a read. In other words, all this silliness about ‘no room at the Holiday Inn’ for the Holy family, is not at all what Luke is talking about. This is not a story about ‘no room in the inn’ or about the world’s giving Jesus the […]