Category - Jesus

  • 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.

  • 9 Nov 2011

    How extraordinary it is that so many interpreters cling to "Abba" as indicating Jesus' unique relationship to God as "Daddy", using mysterious language from which - upon closer examination - the gospel writers seek to escape, says Deirdre Good, dispelling some common biblical misunderstandings.

  • 31 Oct 2011

    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, still wants to remove Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters from the precincts of St Paul's Cathedral.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    Where would Jesus be in in the current situation involving St Paul's Cathedral and the Occupy London movement? Symon Hill asks: Would he be camping outside in this freezing weather, speaking out against inequality, or inside the religious building, worrying about the revenue from tourists?

  • 31 May 2011

    Pilgrims are flowing back to the traditional site of Jesus' baptism on the Jordan River as Israel removes 40-year-old land mines. But barbed wire remains.

  • 24 May 2011

    PM David Cameron's comments about Christianity and politics this week have led to strong criticism about the impact of his policies on the most vulnerable.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Reading the church media over the past week, and probably for the succeeding one, would leave many people with the impression that the boundary between church and monarchy is virtually indecipherable. I find this elision of faith in God with a longing for worldly pomp and circumstance deeply disturbing.