Category Archives: Theology

Justification by faith

This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, based on the Lectionary epistle, published in advance in case any other preacher wants to pinch bits. It is planned for the Open Table service for the LGBT+ community, on its ninth … Continue reading

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 11) Peace

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. I was in Manchester today, and took the photo below of the ‘Islam Against Extremism’ preacher.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 10) We

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. This post is about how we identify ourselves and who we exclude.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 9) Homes

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Everybody needs somewhere to live. Nobody wants to be a refugee, travelling from country to country looking for somewhere to … Continue reading

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 8) energy

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. One of the big issues that will face the new government on 9th June is how to maintain the electricity … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the way?

This is a sermon on a passage from John’s Gospel, 14:1-14. It’s the lectionary reading for this coming Sunday and I’m posting it in advance in case any other preacher wants to pinch bits. In Christian circles this passage is … Continue reading

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 5) Food

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Here I focus on how we treat food and how we could do it better.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 4) Earth

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Here I address the greatest threat we face, destruction of the environment.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 3) God

This post is part of the series introduced here, summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Here I argue that we need change because of what Christians believe about God.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government: 2) Jesus

This post is part of the series introduced here, summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. The series presupposes that people who call themselves Christians ought at least to think Christ was broadly right … Continue reading

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