What has religion to do with politics? Christian faith affects ALL of my life and my interaction with others. Belief that is trotted out on Sunday for a public gallop is of little relevance if it has nothing to say about injustice, deception or greed the rest of the week. … More Through the Glass, Darkly… Look, See, Pray
This would make a great assembly on themes of teamwork, tolerance, valuing others etc. Or get the youth group to do it just before the reading on Sunday. Team Spirit The parts of the body are squabbling over who is the most important part. So when Wanda the White Blood Cell arrives, no-one thinks she … More 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 – Team Spirit
Interpretation – isn’t that just a posh word for ‘twisting the Bible to make it say what you want’?
‘How to Interpret the Bible: Four Essential Questions’
by Ian Paul … More How to Interpret the Bible: Four Essential Questions
So who was right?
Actually, that’s not the point.
And the whole point of this passage is that ‘who is right’ is not the point. … More 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – The point is … it’s not the point.
But the Holy Spirit does not work like that. Gifts are not allocated on a merit-based selection system. If someone has the gift of wisdom, is it not because they deserve it. Nor is someone given the gift of leadership or preaching because they are super-special in some way. It can be hard to separate the person from the ministry, but I think it is important to do so. … More Acts 2:1-21 & 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
We, God’s people, are the only picture of God that a lot of folks ever see. What kind of temple are we portraying? The dodgy stonework, the lumpy bits and the pieces missing? Crikey! No wonder some folks are put off. … More 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Yes, we believe in a Gospel of grace, a salvation based on God’s redeeming work, not our own. But there yet remains an obligation of response to that free gift of God. … More 1 Corinthians 3:1-9