Category: Belief Matters

“Do You Believe in the Triune God?”

Every so often, I get asked the question, “Do you believe in the Triune God?” My answer to that question involves consideration of a number of areas. 1. History I...

Ten Things About Pentecost

The story of Pentecost is told in Acts 2. It is a central Christian festival. Here are ten things that I reckon we should know about Pentecost. 1. Pentecost was...

CREDible Churches

United Theological College lecturer, Ian Robinson, takes a look at why congregations should care more about street-cred than church-cred when welcoming newcomers....

Where Can We Find God?

I understand that it is hard to find God. Some wish they could believe but can’t. I here offer a reframe. In my experience and many others, we can find God. Let me...

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...