Jesus

  • 23 Dec 2010

    It is good to enjoy the carol services, nativity plays, mince pies and mulled wine, says Jill Segger. But let us not ever mistake them for anything more than a nudge towards the truth.

  • 30 Nov 2010

    A community group in Hoylake, Wirral, will this Christmas be projecting the radical 1964 Pasolini film about the life of Christ onto a church in the town’s High Street.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    There may be no direct route from the politics of Jesus' day to the politics of modern Britain, but there are embodied principles and narratives in the Gospel which directly challenge the marginalisation of the poor and the use of ideology (religious or otherwise) to prop up the status quo, says Jonathan Bartley. These have a good deal to say to us as we assess the Spending Review and those it benefits and penalises.

  • 16 Aug 2010

    A programme about Jesus filmed from an Islamic perspective was cancelled by two Shi'ite Muslim television stations in Lebanon last week.

  • 2 Aug 2010

    Health concerns relating to water quality have triggered an environmental advocacy group to call for the banning of baptisms in the lower Jordan River.

  • 6 Jul 2010

    The origins of Christianity are in a dynamic and free movement around Jesus, but much of its history is bound up with institutional religion, says Simon Barrow. The challenge is to continue to respond to the transformative impulse of the Gospel, even in the midst of organisation and complexity.

  • 24 Jun 2010

    Cheaply produced (if expensive to consume), Sarah Palin is a popular commodity whose religious saleability is evidenced by the merchandise generated around her, says Jeremy Biles. He compares and contrasts this phenomenon with that of the destroyed 'Touchdown Jesus' statue and asks what the iconography of faith says about actual belief.

  • 10 Jun 2010
  • 10 Jun 2010

    A church advertising campaign for Christmas, which depicts the baby Jesus in his mother Mary's womb, has been defended by its creators against charges of naivete and political meddling.

  • 1 May 2010

    The Times newspaper has been running short pieces by Christian backers of the three big parties in Britain, getting them to say why Jesus might support their favoured political horse. Jonathan Bartley takes a rather different tack.