Taking It Literally

Posted by:

The Bible is reputedly the biggest selling book of all time and covers an amazing span of writings across multiple generations.  It is a source of inspiration for many and a daily companion to millions. These facts alone give us a sense of the importance that we should attach to the Bible, but when we add that for Christians it is believed to be inspired by God then we are struck by a sense of wonder and awe.

However, this wonder ...

Continue Reading →
0

Post-Christian Society in the UK

Posted by:

Or, “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day”
by Anya Glew

I THINK we all heard the words of the former Archibishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who described the UK as a “post-Christian country”, and said that the era of widespread worship was over. This subject was covered in The New Scientist issue of 3rd May, and I found their article to be very thought-provoking.

For example, ...

Continue Reading →
0

Issues in Sexuality

Posted by:

How do we respond pastorally to same-sex couples within our congregations? What theological and Biblical tools can help to shape our thinking about same-sex relationships? These and other questions were the focus of a pastoral training day held at Roomfield Church in February 2014.

Focusing on the theme of Christians Exploring Issues Around Sexuality, we considered some of the insights from different academic disciplines as well as looking at Scripture. The day was facilitated by Sue Clements-Jewery and Revd Brian Davison, ...

Continue Reading →
0