SERMON: Fanatics for God

Luke 2:21-40A. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, one of the features of our news bulletins has been the reporting of fanaticism. Reports about people with excessive and often mistaken enthusiasm, particularly in regard to religious beliefs. As a consequence, we have become...

QUESTION: Who’s Tradition?

One of the problems with tradition is the question “Whose tradition?” Indeed, isn’t more usual for there to be a variety of thinking about any tradition and the way it is observed?Posted: 26th April 2020

QUESTION: Tradition or Fact?

Cases for tradition are often argued on the basis of being indisputable historical facts. But aren’t there dangers in building on traditions which may not be totally reliable? Posted: 26th April 2020

QUESTION: Theory or Fact?

These days people seem to accept scientific theory as though it were scientific fact. But doesn’t this fly in the face of scientific method itself, which assumes that any theory is only a working theory, which is waiting to be proved or otherwise? Posted: 26th April...

UPDATE: The New Covenant

I am pleased to advise that the first draft of the final volume of a Twenty-First-Century Bible has now been completed. But although this has been achieved well ahead of schedule, the manuscript will still be required to be reviewed (several times) before it is ready...

QUESTIONS: Four Questions concerning a Major Crisis

During any crisis there are always people who speak out, wanting things to get back to “normal.” But isn’t what was “normal” often a contributor to the crisis in the first place?A crisis can provide an opportunity to rethink current belief and practices, and to make...