Category - Jesus

  • 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.

  • 25 Dec 2012

    Jesus can be strange and threatening to our inhumanity, but a source of hope for the wider world, says the Archbishop of Canterbury in his final Christmas Day sermon.

  • 13 Dec 2012

    ‘Following Jesus on the margins’ is the strapline of the Crucible course, now in its eighth year. Six weekends of training, based in Birmingham, offer church pioneers, church planters and urban missioners opportunities to learn together and share experiences.

  • 15 Oct 2012

    A network of Christians involved in an act of witness at St Paul's in London yesterday have rejected 'misleading' accusations from the cathedral and the media.

  • 14 Oct 2012

    Christians and other Occupy supporters have conducted "dignified protests" at St Paul's Cathedral on the anniversary of the encampment there.

  • 8 Oct 2012

    Worshippers at the official church service for Conservative Party conference have been urged to reject cuts policies and follow Jesus’ example of siding with the poor.

  • 7 Apr 2012

    At present the symbolism of the Royal Maundy service in York ritualises economic inequality, the subservience of the Church to the Crown, and the sanctification of an unjust order, says Simon Barrow. Maybe a ritual re-ordering of it could help remind Christians, and the Established church, that we are called to oppose injustice and who who "act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus" (Acts 17.7)?

  • 6 Apr 2012

    Two days ago, I had a fascinating conversation with a good friend of Ekklesia's - someone who, though not Christian, has a real and personal concern for spiritual journeying.

  • 2 Jan 2012

    In the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya, the idea of Jesus as a refugee came across strongly, as Christians and refugee churches marked Christmas.