Category: Belief Matters

Can AI be redeemed?

For the church, there are many potential implications posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI). With bots already here, and an AI who has Saudi citizenship, technological...

The church of crucified peace

This is an edited version of a sermon delivered at United Theological College on 24 April, 2019. Take a breath, you can feel that post-Easter excitement. If you look at...

Fast Fashion Failings

Last year I took my 1968 Elna Supermatic Sewing Machine for its first real service since my Mum and Dad bought it for me for a teen birthday. The thread tension was a...

Holy Week Begins

The Sunday before Easter marks the beginning of Holy Week. This is the final part of a longer period leading up to Easter, called Lent. The term Lent is taken from a...

The Meaning of Miracles

From Jonah surviving a week in a fish’s belly to Jesus’ resurrection itself, the Christian scriptures are full of miracles. By definition things that do not happen...

What is the resurrection?

The Christian church commemorates Jesus’ death on Good Friday. While there is a wide variety of understandings about what the Atonement means, it is an often sombre...

Easter is an experience, not a theory

Easter – That time where we hear the story which most of us in the Church think we know pretty well, but increasingly many in our communities and wider society do not....

Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament: Love, Rinse, Repeat

“From page to page, chapter to chapter, book to book, we encounter the human and divine in the same verse, the same ink, as one bleeds into the other.” I sat down...

We Are All Theologians

Once again, I have been soundly reprimanded by Karl Barth. Just when I think I can say goodbye to my theological studies and career, the twentieth century Swiss...

Gondwana Theology – Love, Rinse, Repeat

The God made known in the stories of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures is a God who was sojourning with our people, here in this country, long before the calling of...