• August 2, 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.

  • July 6, 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.

  • June 24, 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.

  • June 10, 2010
  • June 10, 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.

  • April 30, 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.

  • April 5, 2010

    The heads of the historic Christian churches in Jerusalem have stressed the need for courage, reconciliation and perseverance in the face of violence and division in today's world.

  • April 4, 2010

    Andy Flannagan, director of the Christian Socialist Movement, has written a good blog on Labour List about why ‘Jesus might vote Labour’.

  • March 22, 2010

    Jesus' affirmation of one woman's extravagant generosity and his comments about abiding poverty are not about forsaking justice for individualistic charity, says Simon Barrow. Quite the reverse. They signal the in-breaking of a new order of being and living in a divided world.

  • January 28, 2010

    A theatre company has drawn heavy criticism for advertising for a “white male actor” to play the part of Jesus in a central London passion play. Critics have accused the company of ignoring the historical reality that Jesus was Palestinian.