‘THE WOMEN BEAR WITNESS’ an easter reflection this year, at a moment when the world has been stirred again by the clear and present violence against women, against non-white people, against the disabled I want to look at what those women in the gospels did over easter weekend. Recently I have had a lot ofContinue reading “The Women Bear Witness”
In our lives we may wish to debate many things, and for those of us who love a good debate it can seem like a fun. There are theological conundrums to work out, political stand points to push to the nth degree to see if they work, philosphical dilemmas to ponder. But we must alwaysContinue reading “A small note on the privilege of questioning”
We need tools if we are going to take our own queries about God and the Bible seriously, but even more so if we are going to take the challenges of others seriously, and in both those scenarios we need tools to so that we can face these things with compassion. There are a fewContinue reading “Pt 3: tools for ourselves and when we talk to others”
Theology and Ideals can get in the way of good communication – with God and with others. This is something we have seen in recent cultural developments – particularly discourse around ‘Black Lives Matter’ and the addressing of issues such as racism and sexism within the church. We see people defend church or systems beforeContinue reading “Allowing questions pt 2 : defending ourselves.”
My last post talked about the tension of questioning God. If we are lucky we have grown up in a spiritual situation that allowed us to question faith with security – to know that questions are the heart of seeking God. But often we come unstuck when someone questions us. We question ourselves all theContinue reading “Allowing Questions Pt 1: questioning God and ourselves.”
My life took a turn ten years ago. I did an MA in Biblical Studies and towards the end I got ill. No surprise really, as I had worked for churches doing ministry whilst doing a 2 year part time MA in one year full time. When I came to look back on that yearContinue reading “…but maybe I don’t.”
I think that I love questions… I am a biblical scholar by training. I went to university at 26 because, having worked for nearly 8 years in churches I had a whole host of questions about theology that the people around me really found awkward. So awkward in fact that my boss at what weContinue reading “I love questions….”
I’ve done a small post about the ‘house’ part of our title (though more will follow) so now I should say a little about the questions part. LCI have a set of priorities that we were asked to pick a theme within, but Phill and I both felt our strengths lie in facilitating discussion andContinue reading “If you could ask one thing?”
I have once again been considering what my home is, what our homes are, to us and have come round to the phrase ‘home church’. This is my musings on that. People use the phrase ‘home church’ for a reason. “Where is your home church?” they ask. Because the concept is that there is someContinue reading “The Last Homely House”
When we first got together to talk about this project (something that only happened once so far) Phill and I both had similar concerns and these coalesced in the image of a home/house. But they weren’t about housing as such. We didn’t want to create something at the end of this that was didactic. OurContinue reading “Tiny Intro to our name before we go further”
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