Accounting for the hope within

By Simon Barrow
March 24, 2008

Ekklesia's friends and associates are a varied bunch - Anabaptist, Catholic, Evangelical, liberal, Protestant, radical and more. Here Theo Hobson tells it like it is for him.

"Easter is an opportunity for Christians to communicate what they're about. Despite the deluge of media chat about religion, such communication is rare: Christians tend to be bad at explaining themselves in a clear, intelligent way. This is because faith is highly personal, and rather complex: to speak about it goes against the grain of media discourse, where personal writing is fine as long as it's trivial, affected, "witty". Those of us who want to see a more intelligent religion debate should risk the charge of self-importance, and try to explain ourselves." More here:

His earlier 'Easter rising' piece (from our old site) is here.
See also 'Taking up my cross' (, 'Walking with Jesus' ( and Theo's own website:

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