Category - biblical

  • January 15, 2015

    Professor John Mbiti, theologian and former director of the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has recently become the first African scholar to translate the entire Christian New Testament from Greek to Kikamba, a local Kenyan language.

  • December 19, 2014

    From time-to-time, unsurprisingly, people ask us about the name 'Ekklesia'. We have an FAQ on that, which you can find here (, but it is something that we should probably talk about more.

  • November 16, 2013

    US Christian leaders are united in a desire to remind Congress members that the moral obligation to the poor is far from over.

  • May 21, 2013

    Ask anyone reporting or commenting on the 2013 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and they will tell you that proceedings this year are being dominated by two 'issues': the reception, or otherwise, of same-sex persons in the life and ministry of the Kirk; and later this week 'The inheritance of Abraham: A report on the promised land' (which has provoked a substantial preemptive assault by the pro-Israeli government lobby, on account of its advocacy of justice for Palestinians and Jews alike).

  • January 26, 2013

    In the face of divisions in the church and the world, "no one has the right to exclude the other," says the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.

  • January 21, 2013

    In a previous blog (, I noted the significant coincidence of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama ('Obama, MLK and the dream of a better world').

  • July 13, 2012

    A large-scale Bible museum will open in Washington DC within four years, Adelle M. Banks of the Religion News Service reports.

  • May 1, 2012

    The Voice, a new translation of the Bible, has sparked an impassioned but not always very well-informed debate about the nature of the text, observes Savi Hensman. But skilful understanding and interpretation invite open-heartedness, not close-mindedness, she suggests.

  • March 24, 2012

    This morning the conference entitled 'The Eye of the Needle: Biblical Clues to a New Economy' begins in Bristol, co-sponsored by the Southwest churches and Ekklesia.

  • January 8, 2012

    Japanese environmentalist Shigeatsu Hatakeyama, who is up for a "Forest Hero" award from the United Nations, has been inspired by an ancient biblical text.