Category - bible

  • 1 Jan 2010

    The story of the Magi has touched the hearts and stirred the imagination of many through the ages, says Savi Hensman. But the story has a wry twist which does not flatter the religiously self-righteous.

  • 6 Dec 2009

    A major study of public perceptions of Quakerism in Britain has produced mixed results, with large numbers of people having heard of Quakers but with confusion over some basic questions of identity.

  • 6 Nov 2009

    America's busiest death chamber claimed another victim this evening as 32-year-old Khristian Oliver, whose conviction was secured through misuse of the Bible, was executed in Texas.

  • 9 Apr 2009

    German Christians are starting what they hope will be a record-breaking effort to use the Internet social-networking and micro-blogging service Twitter to try and "tweet" the Bible.

  • 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.

  • 26 Mar 2009

    The Green Bible, reviewed here by researcher Simon Beard, illustrates that the message of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures is concerned not just with human beings but with the whole earth.

  • 17 Nov 2008

    The biblical theme of judgement confronts us with some tough issues, says Simon Barrow. But rightly understood it is about liberation not vindictiveness, and a reorientation which is economic as much as spiritual, political as much as religious.

  • 11 Sep 2008

    The need to "re-frame the religious dimensions" of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a key goal of a 4-day international theological conference which began yesterday in the Swiss capital, Bern.

  • 1 Jul 2008

    Some sections of the Anglican Communion are convinced that only their narrow vision of what is permissible in faithfulness to the Christian message is adequate, says Simon Barrow. But they are confounded by the biblical texts they claim loyalty to.

  • 25 Jun 2008

    Gordon Brown has been presented with a copy of the Bible which highlights passages which refer to social justice. Chief Executive of Bible Society, James Catford, presented a copy of during a visit to Downing Street.