God, the world and us
Why Progressives Need God
4 talks & discussions within the Sunday morning service at St Brides Liverpool, L8 7LT.
10.0 am August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Saturday 30 September
2.0 pm at St Denys Bookshop, Manchester
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Category Archives: Theology
This is the second of my series of four talks on progress. The first describes its origins. Human life is unsatisfactory but our lives have been designed, by some kind of god, with potential for improvement. Sometimes we go forward, … Continue reading
I’m doing a series of four talks on progress at St Brides Liverpool. The first was last Sunday. This is an edited version of the text. At the end there are questions for discussion, because this is what we do … Continue reading
This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, based on the Gospel reading’s parable about mustard. I have designed it to illustrate two things. The first is how New Testament scholars analyse early Christian texts to shed light on what … Continue reading
Steve Chalke’s new video analyses the New Testament ‘clobber texts’ on homosexuality in the light of artefacts reclaimed from under the volcanic lava at Pompeii. If you want to see lots of artistic representations of male genitals and sex acts, … Continue reading
‘God: none, one, three or many?’ was the theme of Modern Church’s annual conference earlier this week, chaired by Jane Shaw and Linda Woodhead. We were in the company of people who believe passionately in God and don’t believe in … Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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
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