The Worthiness of God

The Worthiness of God

At a recent church retreat, we were given the topic “The Worthiness of God” and asked to write a short reflection. I decided to write from a philosophical point of view. The Bible reference at the end is Paul quoting a Greek poet. Slowly, slowly I gain...
The Church Universal

The Church Universal

This Christmas eve, I went to Brecon Cathedral for Christmas carols with my wife and her family. This is my second year joining the family in this sacred tradition. As usual, we first went to the Castle Hotel and had roast dinner (yum) with coffee and tea for the...
Church Unity, What?

Church Unity, What?

In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul urges Christians to be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” because “there is one body and one Spirit.” Across his letters, he makes it clear that believers together make up Christ’s body on earth, with...
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...
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...
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...