Roundup: Revelation, church as punching bag, Harry Herbert, sabbath economics, building relationships

Roundup: Revelation, church as punching bag, Harry Herbert, sabbath economics, building relationships

Fight the Power

How to read, and re-read, the Book of Revelation — a conversation with Elaine Pagels.

Love thy neighbour? The church still does

It seems that churches and religion in general are everyone’s favourite punching bag this week, says Alistair Macrae.

A leading liberal cleric prepares to quit

As one of Australia’s most prominent progressive church leaders, the Rev. Harry Herbert, announces his retirement, he also speculates on the future of that bastion of liberal theology, the Uniting Church.

What Jesus said about capitalism

Most churchgoers see no great conflict between their beliefs and life in a market economy such as ours. But proponents of the little-known ‘‘sabbath economics’’ argue Christ’s teachings have been reinterpreted over the centuries to make them fit with modern capitalism.

Relocating the Body of Christ

Someone must work to rebuild our relationships and to reconnect us to one another; someone must begin to work for real change in our day and age.

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