Tag Archives: Theology

Book Review: The Shadow of the Galilean

German Theologian and New Testament Scholar Gerd Theissen has written this very unusual but interesting work of historical fiction. As the subtitle suggests – The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form – it is the humanity of Jesus that shines … Continue reading

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The Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism and Christianity I am auditing this course by Shaye J. D. Cohen (Harvard) via iTunes U (On my iPad) and am REALLY enjoying reading and reflecting on some ancient texts and writings by very dead guys  🙂

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Why bother with theology, how can it help us? jasonclark: My denomination Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland, asked me to write an article about the benefits of theology for our church movement. In other words to try to explain why … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus as the man he was

  When we see Jesus as the human being he was, we discover what the word “God” means. Classic Christology doesn’t assume a meaning for the word “God” and then tries to fit Jesus into that; it looks long and lovingly at … Continue reading

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God’s Covenant Community

In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as … Continue reading

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The empowering of the margins

In our midweek meetings we are starting to read through the first few chapters of Exodus. We want to look at the business of liberation, the process of moving from slavery to freedom and the people God chooses as agents … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Jesus, by N.T. Wright

The cross is the surest, truest and deepest window on the very heart and character of the living and loving God; the more we learn about the cross, in all its historical and theological dimensions, the more we discover about … Continue reading

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