Tag Archives: Jesus

Why did Jesus send out missionaries?

Comparing the Jesus movement with Cynics Continue reading

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Why did Jesus make that fateful journey to Jerusalem?

If Jesus did that then, what should we be doing now? Continue reading

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Healing, wholeness and being accepted

How Jesus healed Continue reading

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Resurrection, miracle and Harry Potter

What does the Resurrection of Jesus mean? Continue reading

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On responding to tragedy

A reflection on Jesus’ response to some tragedies Continue reading

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The origins of the Eucharist: not what you may have thought

Eucharist, Communion, Mass, Lord’s Supper. For the first Christians, it was their central activity. It was what they gathered for. Why? The usual story goes like this. On the day before he died, Jesus gathered with the twelve apostles for … Continue reading

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The Resurrection: what happened?

A few years ago there was a popular game of Bug the Bishop. Every Easter at least one newspaper would come out with a shock horror story about a bishop who didn’t believe in the Resurrection. They don’t do it … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Mustard Shrub

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

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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: 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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