What God Has Joined Together

In Jesus, the physical and spiritual are completely intertwined. This is easy to say, but it is profoundly counter-cultural in the Western world, including in Christian circles. ...

A Low-Salt Gospel?

Even a superficial reading of the New Testament suggests that a reluctance to be self-critical with regard to the religious traditions we have inherited is actually very odd. ...

Jesus Died

When we read the Gospels, we know the end of the story. It is really hard to grasp exactly what is going on when we know that everything will work out well and that Jesus will eventually triumph....

The Cross Is Central To Mission

By dying and rising again, Jesus made it possible for sinful human beings to be forgiven and for all things in heaven and on earth to be reconciled to God. Mission which doesn't include this message d...

What God is Like

We must not assume what God is like and the ask whether Jesus fits the description. We must allow Jesus and his cross to redefine our notions of God....

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

What Bible would Jesus use? He'd use scrolls in Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic. We simply cannot co-opt Jesus into our arguments about which Bible to use (or anything else in contemporary life for that matt...

Farewell to Mars: A Few Quotes

What God is opposed to is empire—rich and powerful nations that believe they have a divine right to rule other nations. God is opposed to the agenda of empire for this simple reason: God makes the s...

The Jesus Who Rose Again

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. ...

Peter, Jesus and the Apostles’ Creed

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 se...