Everything you know is wrong

We all make assumptions. Often we don’t even know we are making them. We think that the world is a certain way and that things are as they are. We have been taught things. We have absorbed other things. Yesterday in class we watched a couple of TED talks from a few years ago. They Read More …

treasure the questions

I like questions. I think that’s why I like process. Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions is out soon in the UK and the interwebs have been alive with comment, question and criticism. Yesterday Rob did a question and answer session where he admitted that for him the Read More …

grace and universalism

I have a question. It might be Rob Bell’s question too but I don’t know because his book isn’t out until the end of March. Actually I have lots of questions but I’ll try to keep to this one: How does grace work with heaven and hell? Let me explain my problem. God loves us.  Read More …

Revolution

I’m working on a sermon for Sunday.  A couple of things have been swirling around my brain for a while. The first is Shane Claiborne’s ‘Jesus for President’ stuff where he talks about the revolutionary kingdom.  The subversion of the Gospel of the Caesars and Mark’s mocking of Caesar in the way he depicts the Read More …

good news for everybody?

I’ve just finished reading Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell.  I know it’s taken me a while to get round to this but I’m kind of glad I waited because I think I’m probably in a place now where it makes more sense to me that it might have when it came out a couple of Read More …