2021-09-16T15:19:00+01:00By Jonty Langley
Spong didn’t believe in the resurrection, and rejected mainstream Church teaching on prayer, miracles and the nature of God
2021-08-24T15:20:00+01:00By Philip Yancey
As someone who has been writing for half a century, I read the Bible differently to most people. Accepting it as our primary source for what God wants us to know about reality, I also can’t help peeking behind the words to its human authors. I read Isaiah and marvel ...
2021-08-24T14:49:00+01:00By Lois Tverberg
Giving extravagant presents to rulers of nations is a custom which dates back thousands of years, and continues to this day. Lois Tverberg unpacks what it tells us about Christ and his kingdom
2021-08-10T13:39:00+01:00By Jim Mason
Writing in response to Dr Luke Barnes' article on why he no longer believes in young earth creationism, physicist and engineer, Dr Jim Mason shares his own story, and explains why he believes a “plain reading” of Genesis leads to a young earth viewpoint
2021-08-02T14:42:00+01:00By RT Kendall
Following Jesus means walking a narrow road, filled with difficulty and suffering. But we persevere because of the promise of heaven, says RT Kendall
2021-07-07T12:02:00+01:00By Dr Ian Paul
Last week the Methodist Church affirmed the status of cohabitation. Many Christians have assumed the Bible forbids sex outside of marriage. But what do the texts actually say?
2021-06-30T11:35:00+01:00By Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos professor of science and religion at the University of Oxford
CS Lewis’ books communicate some of the most profound truths of the Christian faith in a way that all can understand, and remain classics to this day, says Alister McGrath
2021-06-30T09:07:00+01:00By Sarah Yardley
If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that change is unavoidable. Sarah Yardley shares her top tips on choosing joy regardless
2021-05-04T13:52:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn
I used to sneer at ‘mindfulness’. As a Christian, I thought I was automatically an expert when it comes to the interior, ‘spiritual’ life and there was nothing I could learn about it from the secular world.
2021-04-28T14:16:00+01:00By Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury says we have an unprecedented opportunity to build a global community that reflects God’s heart for the poor and respects our planet. But real change will require courage – from all of us
2021-04-28T10:59:00+01:00By Lois Tverberg
Lois Tverberg unlocks a Jewish idiom that Jesus used, but many of his followers have scratched their heads about
2021-04-01T07:57:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
Dig beneath the surface of the Easter story and you will find some intriguing characters, says Chris Goswami. But just because they’re not given centre stage doesn’t mean we should pass them by. If we do, we miss a great story and some powerful life lessons.
2021-03-29T15:08:00+01:00By NT Wright
Ahead of Pentecost Sunday, one of the world's leading New Testament scholars, Tom Wright, gives his view on the gift of tongues
2021-03-29T15:07:00+01:00By NT Wright
Q) Is it our Christian duty to always vote in elections, or is it OK to abstain if you don’t feel able to back either candidate?
2021-03-24T16:58:00+00:00By Nick Page
Christian cliches. We all know them. And we all use them. But are they more than harmless sayings? Nick Page wonders whether there is more danger in them than we think
Pete Greig reveals his theological U-turn.
2020-03-20T00:00:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell
Megan Cornwell investigates the sect that believes African Americans are the true Hebrew Israelites
2020-02-20T00:00:00+00:00By RT Kendall
RT Kendall explains why God’s opinion is the only one that matter
2020-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
In his latest column, Rend Collective's Chris Llewellyn explains what answering phones taught him about God's word
Kallie Skaife reveals how understanding the language of the New Testament has deepened her relationship with God
2019-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By John Wyatt
Retired intensive care doctor Professor John Wyatt shares his unique perspective on what it means to die well
2019-08-19T00:00:00+01:00By RT Kendall
Christians have taken sides for too long. Either we’ve pursued strong biblical teaching, or we’ve gone after an experience of God’s presence. It’s time to end the war, says RT Kendall
2019-05-21T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
While researching various Christian views on sexuality, Megan Cornwell uncovered a conspiracy of silence. Is it time for churches to come out and say what they really think?
2019-03-18T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
A new generation is re-thinking what they've been told about Christianity, the Bible and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. They argue a 'new reformation' is taking place as they voice their doubts and embrace a process known as theological deconstruction. Those who have walked this road say it's a life-giving and ultimately faith-affirming process, but others are sceptical. Sam Hailes investigates
2018-12-13T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The former missionary explains why he’s produced a somewhat controversial new translation of the Bible called The Passion
2018-12-10T00:00:00+00:00By Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson explains how a fresh understanding of wine in the Bible will make you want to praise God on both the loud cymbals and the loud symbols
2018-10-23T00:00:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
Free will vs determinism isn’t just a debate for Christians. Atheists face a similar conundrum, as Justin Brierley explains
2018-09-20T00:00:00+01:00By RT Kendall
The popular author and speaker explains why every Christian should seek notoriety among angels and demons
2018-06-21T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
The leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics is facing increasing hostility within his own Church. Is he a heretic leading the flock astray or a revolutionary reorienting Catholics back to Christ’s vision in the New Testament? Megan Cornwell investigates
The Bible contains many different metaphors that explain what Jesus achieved on the cross. But David Instone-Brewer says this doctrine is special
Wes Sutton, director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, offers guidance on how to respond when God doesn’t heal our loved ones
2017-09-18T00:00:00+01:00By Michael Reeves
It’s 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg and kickstarted the Protestant Reformation. Michael Reeves explains why it matters
2017-09-18T00:00:00+01:00By Nick Page
Sorry to intrude on the Reformation celebrations, but Nick Page has some not-so-great-news to share
2017-08-24T00:00:00+01:00By Katie Stock
Katie Stock looks at the rise of women in church leadership positions
It’s time to change the way we consume scripture, says Glenn Paauw
When Martin Luther began the Reformation, one of the doctrines at stake was Purgatory. Five hundred years later, London School of Theology’s Professor Tony Lane asks whether Protestants should reconsider the value of being purified before we reach heaven
Following the third national vote in just over two years, Jo Swinney looks at what nationalism might mean for citizens of the kingdom of heaven
David Instone-Brewer wonders if some church traditions need to be ditched
Nick Page, with the assistance of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, explains how to turn your crisis into a chrysalis
2017-03-23T00:00:00+00:00By RT Kendall
We must get ready for the second coming, says RT Kendall
David Instone-Brewer investigates whether or not churches should teach that the Bible is without error
Prof Graham H Twelftree of London School of Theology separates the Hollywood fiction from the real face of demonic possession
I recently had the pleasure of watching a stage production of CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters featuring a magnificent solo performance by actor and director Max Mclean as the titular devil of the play. His turn as a senior demon who works in a middle management office in hell was both serious and silly, just as Lewis intended it to be.
David Instone-Brewer investigates the doctrine of male headship within marriage
Too often the ministry of the Holy Spirit is limited to a few people on Sunday ministering to the many. Mike Pilavachi explains how the many can start to take the Spirit’s power into their everyday lives
Following the death of Left Behind author Tim LaHaye in July this year, John Tancock takes another look at the theology that inspired the books and films
The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement has divided Christians in recent years. David Instone-Brewer takes a fresh look at what the Bible says
2014-10-08T00:00:00+01:00By Heather Tomlinson
The controversial Islamic teaching that women should cover their heads is often viewed as oppressive. Yet, until recently, head coverings were not uncommon among Christian women. Is this an outdated, sexist concept? Heather Tomlinson dons a headscarf to find out.
If you think theology is the slightly irrelevant pursuit of out of touch academics, and that Christians in the real world have more important matters to attend to, this should make you think again....
Russell Rook and Sherri Golisky maintain that sometimes not even all the King’s horses and all the King’s men and women can put a profoundly broken person back together again.