40 Questions, but only One Question is Needed

One of the conversations carrying on in the Christian blog world at the moment is the dialogue over Matthew Vine’s “40 questions for Christians who oppose marriage equality“, which itself has flowed from the excellent “40 questions for Christians now waving rainbow flags“. There are a number of great responses to Matthew Vines, but of […]

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Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man…

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can; Pat it and shape it and mark it with “LGBTQIXYZ”, And bake it in the oven for my lawyer and me. The ridiculous gay wedding cake nonsense in Oregon has taken a decidely nasty turn, An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that […]

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Jesus the Juxtaposer

Yes, it’s a weird title but just come along with me for a few minutes… One thing I’m noticing as I read through Matthew in my personal devotions is the way that Jesus uses stark juxtapositions. What I mean is this. He says something quite jarring and confronting, and then He says something which at […]

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Come, the New Jerusalem

The 80s classic (yes, classic!) but unfortunately named film “Working Girl” has a magnificent theme song from Carly Simon. “Let the River Run“. Can’t help but love that – brilliant music with a well-deserved Oscar and Golden Globe. Until, of course, you start to consider what message is being propagated. Simon’s New Jerusalem is something […]

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More Comedy from John Cleese

The Christian Institute are very keen to let us know that John Cleese has fearlessly dived into the field of theology and prounounced, Some of the fundamentalist Christians, seem to be performing or practising a kind of Christianity that I don't think would be recognised by Christ. I don't think Christ said a lot about […]

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More Irony in the Trial of Jesus

The chief priests and elders are determined to convict Jesus of blasphemy for claiming to be the Christ. They muster numerous false witnesses to their cause, but all are unnecessary – they simply needed to accept the evidence already in front of them; Jesus Himself, His words and His actions.

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