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What’s so special about the Bible?

This is an edited version of a talk I gave at St Brides Liverpool on 26th March. Among Christians the authority of the Bible, and how to read it, are hotly contested. The best known debates at the moment are … Continue reading

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The Bible as a wordsearch puzzle book

The debate continues. In my recent post about same-sex relationships I accused Susie Leafe, Director of Reform, of making five errors about the Bible. In the comments at the bottom of the clatworthy edition (it isn’t in the Modern Church … Continue reading

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How to not read the Bible

Last Saturday’s Pride demo in Liverpool was a great occasion, according to the reports I’ve received. I’ve been sent some photos depicting protestors with banners displaying biblical texts. They give the impression that the Bible disapproves of what Pride stands … Continue reading

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Biblical truth: how to find what you are looking for

What does the Bible teach? Well, pretty well anything, depending on who is speaking. Do we just accept what we were taught when we were young, or recite a few favourite texts and ignore the rest, or feel well and … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God: what did Jesus mean?

I’m posting this because I’m preaching on Sunday, and the lectionary readings are some short parables by Jesus on the Kingdom. What Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God has been debated endlessly. The way I was first taught, it, … Continue reading

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Why Christians shouldn’t believe in the Devil

The debate continues about the devil in the Church of England Baptism service, with two articles in today’s Church Times. Angela Tilby finds all the talk of ‘the deceit and corruption of evil’ to be ‘overloaded and even intrusive’. Instead … Continue reading

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