God, the world and us
What’s so special about religion?
Some people are religious, some don’t see the point. Maybe there is a god, maybe there isn’t: does it matter? What difference does it make?
Come & ask your questions
Talks, discussions & pizza
4th Sunday of the month
6.30 pm at St Brides Liverpool
led by Jonathan Clatworthy
26 March What’s so special about the Bible?
The Bible is true. It’s full of lies. It was written thousands of years ago. It was written for you. Its teachings are out of date. Its teachings are true for all people at all times.
Come and explore the questions with us.
23 April What’s so special about Christianity?
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Tag Archives: Liberal theology
I’ve been reading Dominic Erdozain’s excellent The Soul of Doubt: The religious roots of unbelief from Luther to Marx. At last, a book that sets the record right. The way I was taught Christian history, and the way far too … Continue reading
It was partly a sense of a hole needing to be filled that first drew me into Modern Church. I confess to having spent much of my youth as an enthusiastic but short-term campaigner. So many social issues grabbed my … Continue reading
What does liberal theology have to offer, why does it matter, why bother defending it? How can it increase its influence? Should it get more political? These are some of the questions we discussed at Modern Church’s Council meeting on … Continue reading
A few days ago I suggested that perhaps the tide is turning and the supremacy of hardline ‘conservatives’ in the leadership of the Church of England will now start declining. The main evidence is that they have so effectively discredited … Continue reading
‘Church of England tied in knots over allowing gay men to become bishops’, said the Guardian a few weeks ago. The late Colin Slee’s leaked memo made national news, accusing archbishops of ‘behaving badly’ with temper tantrums and steamrollering decisions … Continue reading
The world of Anglicanism is changing. How should we rspond? How should an organization like the MCU respond? In particular, how should we relate to campaigns, and single issue groups promoting them?
This year’s Annual Conference was memorable. A joint event between the MCU and the Alister Hardy Society, it generated surprises. Two of the lectures in particular provoked contrasting reactions and left us wondering how to respond.