Category Archives: church

Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, and fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 3)

[This is pt 3. See: Pt 1 : Pt 2.] Mark Driscoll is correct; Jesus fulfils the ritual system: the shapes and colours of the Yom Kippur festival are focused and made vivid in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Jesus the Zygote

It’s Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the incarnation of God. As the carol goes “Pleased, as man, with man to dwell; Jesus our Emmanuel”. Such mysteries inevitably get me pondering. The logistics of God becoming … Continue reading

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Dynamic Church Tradition

“The Church that buries its head in the sands of its own “orthodoxy”, refusing to confront this new theological and philosophical thought, is not being true to its own tradition: to its real orthodoxy. Tradition… is something that begins with … Continue reading

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Biblical Theology and the Authority of the Canon. Or; Why Don’t We Incorporate Other Religious Texts?

Essay word-counts are the bane of my degree; I always have too many things to say, usually because I do enjoy my tangents. The following post is an introductory section that I had to excise from a recent essay regarding … Continue reading

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Sexuality and the Anglican Churches of Brighton and Hove

Changing Attitude Sussex will soon begin a survey of Anglican churches in the Brighton and Hove area, part of the Diocese of Chichester, to produce a ‘Which Church?’ guide concerning attitudes towards those who identify with the LGBT community. The … Continue reading

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The Death of Institutional Christianity

“I have no concern for what is happening in institutional Christianity today. It is, in my opinion, little more than the final dance of rigor mortis. Today’s church spends its energy in losing battles about such things as authority, scripture, … Continue reading

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Leviticus 18: Using the hermeneutic principle "General-specific-general"

I’m not a Rabbinical scholar; I’m not a rabbinical student; I’m a (christian) theological student. Forgive me for my mistakes in what follows. Or rather, take it up with BZ who wrote a post on the matter. It is his … Continue reading

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