Category - Jesus

  • 25 Dec 2013

    The government's shunning of asylum seekers means "no room at the inn" for Mary and Joseph, says an Australian archbishop.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Christmas is a time for reflection. But sometimes, thankfully, someone else says pretty much what you might have said yourself, and probably better. Gratitude to Giles Fraser for his seasonal Guardian piece, 'The Bethlehem story takes us deeper into what it means to be human' (24 December 2013).

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Palestinian President Abbas has called Jesus "a role model for the Palestinians", in a Christmas message from the West Bank.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    The fifth presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on 12 November 2013.

  • 12 Nov 2013

    The fourth lecture in Dr Rowan Williams' Gifford Lecture series, "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language", was given on Monday 11 November 2013 at the University of Edinburgh.

  • 19 Oct 2013

    'Following Jesus on the margins’ is the strapline of the Crucible course, now in its ninth year in Birmingham, equipping pioneers of new forms of church for a changing culture.

  • 29 Mar 2013

    Christians need to re-envision the meaning of the Cross in history and in our culture, such that we are equipped to go and do the Gospel that shapes us in a confused, broken, unjust and often violent world, says Simon Barrow. This will help us see that it is not true that the only ‘weapons’ at the Church's disposal are not the coercive ones wielded by our opponents. Rather, God’s cross points to the resources of suffering love that only the God of life can offer, because they are ‘beyond our means’ humanly, but not beyond divine gifting.

  • 23 Mar 2013

    As politicians fret about the Leveson inquiry and struggle to square the circle of defending a media free from state interference that some argue needs to be better protected by the state from unethical corporate politicking and domination, there is great value in us returning to examine Jesus’ engagement with the a major medium of communication in his day: the Temple. Keith Hebden argues that across the chasm of the centuries, lessons in confronting power and 'domination systems' are there to be learned if we pay proper attention.

  • 3 Jan 2013

    Bernadette Meaden reviews the book that many radical Christians have been waiting for. It shows, she says, how spirituality can be a unifying, liberating force, and how looking at the world from a Jesus perspective can be joyful and life-enhancing.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    How does God communicate with us when words are not adequate? How can we even try to talk of God when literal language so lets us down? Mark Wakelin, President of the Methodist Conference, says that the whole point of the Christmas story is to show us that the God of Jesus Christ is disclosed in humanity, vulnerability and personalness, rather than abstract theory or proposition. Like love, this calls for a personal and social response within the life of the world.