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The Bible – the Good Book, or a very bad book?

Before we get to inerrancy and inspiration, I’d like to look at the worst stuff in the Bible and the terrible uses Scripture has sometimes been put to. From one viewpoint, the Bible is a deeply troublesome set of books … Continue reading

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The cross of Christ and the Myth of Redemptive Violence

“Do you know why humans like violence? Because violence feels good” (Spoken by character of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) This is continuing a series about anger, violence and war from a Christian perspective. Last time I looked at Christ’s … Continue reading

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‘Daddy, why was Abraham holding a knife to Isaac’s throat?’

This happy question was put to me recently by my (at the time) 5-year-old son. We were listening to a Michael Rosen poem about his childhood memories of being told Bible stories with the aid of coloured chalks, and of … Continue reading

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