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A People Made at the Table

A People Made at the Table

Two years ago our family and four friends decided to move into the same house together. If this sounds a bit ridiculous, I can assure you, it is. We aimed to pray and offer hospitality to friends, colleagues, coworkers, rich and poor, young and old, gay and straight...

An embodied God?

An embodied God?

Can we meet God in our bodies? This question seems strange and yet it is implied in almost everything we do in our Christian life: prayer, worship, fellowship and communion. If we answer “yes” then we need to explain “how”. If we answer “no” then we have to explain...

The Virtue of Being Single

The Virtue of Being Single

“The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about the affairs of the world, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided.” (1 Cor 7:32-34) “There are eunuchs who have been so...

God in Three Persons?

God in Three Persons?

It’s 12:30 on a Sunday morning, and the organ has just teed up the closing hymn. Lunch is eminent; one song to go. With a low, hungry growl, you peel yourself up from the pew, and begin to sing: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, Early in the morning my song shall...

Worship in Spirit and Truth

Worship in Spirit and Truth

‘God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.’ (John 4:24) The question of how we ought to worship has given rise to bitter conflict in the body of Christ. So well-known is the controversy that it has its own name: ‘worship wars’. Moderns...

What is God?

What is God?

What is God? What do we mean by the word “God”? Is it a personal name, like “Jim,” or the name of a species, like “sheep,” or the name of a universal principle, like “justice”? This is the most basic question in theology. Everything else we believe is based on our...

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