So… what really happened at Christmas?

Tom in the Box is reporting about a nativity scene in the US that has been judged to be non-Christian and therefore suitable for use on state property. In a written statement, Reasoning explained, “Most scenes have no Biblical support, including (1) Mary’s riding on a donkey, (2) the appearance of an innkeeper, (3) theContinue reading “So… what really happened at Christmas?”

In the beginning…

Here are a couple of things to get you thinking about God’s relationship to the universe. Please bear in mind that these are meant to get you thinking. They’re not an attempt at systematic theology. First, a video (thanks, N.T. Wrong!) There is some minor profanity in the video, so don’t let your kids watchContinue reading “In the beginning…”

A few interesting links

I don’t have too much to say today, but there’s been a few interesting things going on in the blogosphere. There’s a good discussion at theRubicon about the place of married women officers in the Salvation Army. From its very earliest days women have been able to fill all positions in the organisation, but itContinue reading “A few interesting links”

Losing weight—a waste of time?

A few months ago I realised I needed to lose weight. Now I wasn’t huge or anything, but I did realise that if I didn’t change my diet and/or begin to exercise I would probably end up with a few health problems in the not-so-distant future. So I started walking more often and took moreContinue reading “Losing weight—a waste of time?”

Some Christmas reading

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent, which means I’ll be preaching Christmassy sermons for a while. I don’t mind that. I love Christmas. I really like thinking about the Christmas story. The Christmas story is principally found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. They tell very different stories, and I don’t think theContinue reading “Some Christmas reading”

Twitter of Faith

Adam Cleaveland at pomomusings is soon to be ordained. Part of the ordination process involves submitting a page long ‘statement of faith’ summarising Adam’s take on what he believes. While he was thinking about this, he asked Twitter for advice. If you don’t know what Twitter is, you can get a good description here. InContinue reading “Twitter of Faith”

Sin managment versus Love management

John Smulo had an interesting post up today asking why abortion and homosexuality seem to be such hot political topics amongst Christians, almost to the exclusion of all else. It’s a great post, and I suggest you have a read. The thing that caught my attention, though, was one of the comments. Kay writes: I’mContinue reading “Sin managment versus Love management”