We’ve just written essays on the book of Job, and I’ve been looking at whether or not the text answers questions of suffering.
It’s no secret that I like Oprah. She’s been discussed on our blog a few times (here, here and here) and I’ve given a talk on ‘What Would Jesus Say to Oprah?’ But I think I like Ellen more. Sometimes I find Oprah a bit too full on and Ellen […]
In this sermon I cover the whole of Jonah in a little over 20 minutes, from Christ Church Hawthorn, 26 October. I used some animations along with it, which you can find here.
Someone I love and respect told me the other day how horrified she was by the claim she’d heard some other Christians make that those who did not believe in Jesus Christ were destined for Hell. To her, that was the essence of tearing relationship apart, to pass judgement on […]
The Boston Globe recently ran an interview with Rob Bell. Amongst other things, Bell says, I embrace the term evangelical, if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a […]
The hyperbole of fairy tale that is The Princess Bride has long provided fodder for sermon illustrations and Christian analogies. Themes like hope, perseverance, faithfulness, justice, rescue and resurrection have clear links with the gospel message. But I have also found it helpful in thinking about disappointment with God.
Two of the most controversial and prominent figures in evangelical Christianity are Rob Bell (of NOOMA fame) and Mark Driscoll. Both emphasise the importance of engaging with culture, ‘building bridges’ with unbelievers – both have called their churches ‘Mars Hill’ after Paul’s encounter in Acts 17. Yet they have very […]