Tag Archives: incarnation

Why Christian truth is messy

However carefully formulated, our written doctrines, theologies and moral codes don’t and can’t convey the fullness of Christian truth. That’s partly because words aren’t up to the job, as I said last time. But even more it’s because Christian truth … Continue reading

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God is love, light and life

So reality, relationship and redemption are at the heart of what it’s all about for me. Another pleasingly alliterative way of expressing these interconnected ideas is light, life and love. They don’t map exactly, but broadly speaking light relates to … Continue reading

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Religion = 2. Relationship and Redemption

So I was saying that the heart of true religion for me is the pursuit of reality. It seems to me that the world we experience bears the marks (however damaged and disguised) of reason, goodness, beauty and love. These … Continue reading

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Spiritual = Physical + Emotional + Relational + …

All of life is spiritual. Religious types (and I include myself) often have an unfortunate tendency to over-spiritualise certain things, and under-spiritualise others… Over-spiritualising Many of us are quick to imagine spiritual causes behind things that go wrong, or to … Continue reading

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Jesus is Charlie?

The ‘Je suis Charlie’ slogan and hashtag can hardly have escaped many people’s notice this last week. It arose in the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings, as a sign of support and solidarity – of personal identification with … Continue reading

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The Incarnation: Why did God become human? (part II)

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” John’s gospel “What if God was one of us, just a slob like one of us?” Joan Osborne Last time I looked at some of the reasons why God may have chosen … Continue reading

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The Incarnation: why did God become human? (part I)

For me there are only two absolutely crucial miracles in Christianity, and they’re interlinked – the Incarnation and the Resurrection of Christ. In the first, God enters space-time and history and takes on our human nature, ‘humanising’ the deity. In … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the Son of God?

And if so, what does that really mean? As we approach advent and the annual celebrations of Jesus’ birth, I think these are questions worth thinking about. I remember a moment in my earlier days as an evangelical Christian when … Continue reading

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What does God want you to do?

So we’ve looked at whether God has a plan for your life, and whether he sees or even sets the future. Let’s get right down to the practical nitty-gritty. What does God actually want us to do? Now I’m not … Continue reading

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