Tag Archives: jesus

March 15

The challenge of COVID-19

We live in strange times. This feels like an episode of Black Mirror or a Netflix drama. I remain half convinced that this is a nightmare. It is important that we all write journals, blogs, video clips, tweets, and make sure this time is documented. The future sociologists, behavioural psychologists, historians, politicians…they will all want […]

February 02

Prisons and Theology

Today is the final day of Christmas, it’s Candlemas. Now we head towards Easter and if you are a Christian, the cross.   Yesterday I blogged about space and emotions.   Today Rev Richard Ormond  (highly recommend you give him a follow) tweeted the following link. “There’s something very powerful about our sense of place. […]

September 01

Humility and Hospitality

    Today my research on organized crime groups was quoted in the Liverpool Echo. And this morning in church our gospel reading was Luke 14. 1, 7-14 which was brilliantly apt and spoke to me about so much. It is a part of the gospel of St. Luke where we are really getting into […]

August 18

Sex Workers and Faith

  As a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, I will be exploring the relationships between sex workers and faith, and indeed fundamentalist christian organizations and their unhealthy relationships with radical feminists (and the funding of such groups). I have blogged about theology and sex […]

June 23

The Bible and the ‘other’

[Image is my own, taken of the art work ‘Gaia’ #earthwork art installation at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The artist is Luke Jerram].   I was going to use a snappier title, but I know some people like to skip the theology posts so I wanted to be transparent.   I had been feeling fatigued […]

May 11

Love

Rachel Held Evans the famous progressive Christian writer died on May 4th 2019 aged 37 years old. I did not know Rachel, but followed her on twitter and was inspired by her writings.  Rachel was a radically inclusive Christian: the kind of teaching that brought me back to the church. The idea that all are […]

April 21

Easter Sunday

He is risen. At this point there is confusion. Where is His body? The gospel of St. John 20.1-18 tells us the story, and we imagine it almost in real time. A frazzled and faithful Mary Magdalene running to exclaim that the Lord’s body has been taken. Mary just wants the body back. Anyone who […]

April 07

Jesus and sex workers

I was going to think of a snappier title but this post is about Jesus and sex workers, so there it is folks. Not in a rescue industry way. Not in a redemption and at-a-distance ‘pray for them’ way. I recently wrote a piece for the March 2019 issue of our parish magazine about ‘Evangelism […]