Shortly after we arrived in Tanzania, there was considerable violence in the Geita region between Muslims and Christians over who gets to butcher meat. Until recently, I’m told all abattoirs were Muslim run, so that they complied with halal food laws. However, Christians wanted to run their own because they […]
“God’s attitude” Depending on whether you think the book of Psalms is words to God or words from God will affect how you read it. For example, if you think the sole purpose of the Psalms is to praise God, you probably won’t expect to find much about what God […]
In her chapter of Feminist Interpretation and the Bible, ‘Feminist Consciousness and the Interpretation of Scripture’, Margaret A Farley asks whether there’s any integrity to approaching the Bible with a feminist lens. Isn’t that taking a higher authority than scripture? Good question!
I’ve already written about wanting to explore the Trinity more in my time at college. It was a hole I felt in my theology. This next issue, word and spirit, came out of my experience and was much more personal for me. When I was in uni, a guest speaker […]
I’m reading for an essay on the theology of the Bible of Karl Barth at the moment. I generally try to use my essays as a chance to address an issue I have and clearly, I have a lot of ‘I wonders’ about the doctrine of scripture! Much of that has […]