Tag Archives: God

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. 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 does it matter about God?

This post is about God. Not about whether God exists, or what God is like, but why it matters – if at all. Most church leaders these days agonise over the declining numbers who attend church services, so it might … Continue reading

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Spirit and matter

My last blog post Spirituality and religion: what’s the difference? generated a number of responses. This is a continuation of the dialogue with the philosopher Paul Doran who posted comments on my blog page. Paul is the founder of Philosophy … Continue reading

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Domesticating God

How much do we know about God? How much should we expect to know? This post is about the tension between admitting what we don’t know, and affirming whatever is important to us. At one extreme we cannot know anything … Continue reading

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Godless morality, empty or full

People who don’t believe in God can live good moral lives every bit as well as believers can. Most people accept this. It’s not controversial. Indeed they can live better lives than believers who are only ‘good’ to avoid divine … Continue reading

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Calais, migration and God

How do we respond to the information about the refugees at Calais? About Prime Minister David Cameron’s description of migrants as a ‘ swarm ‘? What feelings does immigration evoke? This post relates the question to the declining influence of … Continue reading

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God?! What is that?

‘Seeking the sacred’ was the title of last week’s annual conference of Modern Church together with the World Congress of Faiths. We heard speakers from a wide range of different faith traditions, and in some cases representatives of different traditions … Continue reading

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God and your mind

How can you trust your mind? You make mistakes. You dream. How do you know when you are getting it right? If you ever do? This is a brief history of the rise and fall of the human mind, arguing … Continue reading

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God’s genitalia

A controversial article in the Daily Telegraph tells us that churches are increasingly referring to God as ‘she’ rather than ‘he’. Does it matter? If so, why? The article responds to the latest of the Westminster Faith Debates, last Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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