Category - Jesus

  • 30 Jun 2009

    South African churches and the country's newly elected president, Jacob Zuma, are at loggerheads again over remarks made by the leader that his African National Congress party will "rule until Jesus comes".

  • 4 May 2009

    Many who have committed their lives to working for change and justice in the world simply dismiss Jesus' teachings about nonviolence as impractical idealism, says Walter Wink. This is because they have not understood their true subversive nature and context.

  • 26 Apr 2009

    Some traditional loyalties bind us to dominant economic, political, social and religious systems, says Simon Barrow. The Gospel of Jesus turns such commitments upside down.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Evangelicalism in America is undergoing a transformation says Tony Campolo. 'Red Letter Christians' have a progressive outlook - but one rooted in taking Jesus seriously.

  • 28 Jan 2009

    There are many people who are not Christians who revere Jesus, says Martin Marty. But when his name is invoked in the civic arena they hear assertions of majority privilege in the religious realm, where privilege often has taken form in power against others.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    Those who 'crusade for Christmas' will end up losing the very festival they would defend, says Jonathan Bartley, because they miss its true meaning.

  • 25 Dec 2008

    It is in welcoming a poor child into the world and into our hearts that we begin to meet a love that cannot be contained or used as a pawn in any war of position, says Simon Barrow.

  • 11 Dec 2008

    The season of Advent is about waiting and anticipation. But what kind of Jesus is the church expecting by the way it behaves, asks Simon Barrow. What is it truly mortgaging itself on?

  • 8 Dec 2008

    In the 'United Kingdom' it is our political inheritance which is defining how we see God and the place of the church, rather than a vision of the kingdom of God which is shaping our politics, says Tom Hurcombe. The vision of Jesus and monarchical assumptions are fundamentally antagonistic.

  • 7 Dec 2008

    The Rev Kenneth Meshoe, head of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party, has condemned a statement attributed to a provincial African National Congress leader which compared the president of the ANC to Jesus.