Category Archives: The Bible

To the man who gave me a note on the tube.

You know, I’m often conscious of what people might be thinking when I read my Bible on the tube. I wonder what they assume about me, about what I believe, about how I act. I wonder if they feel sorry … Continue reading

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When I found the Calais migrants in my Bible.

© Copyright hakzelf and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence. I’m not really one for preaching on topical subjects. I can’t – it was drilled into me at a young age that to do so, to pick an ‘issue’ and then find a … Continue reading

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St Paul knew nothing about me.

I don’t think I’ll ever run out of blog posts on ‘Weird ways Christians treat the Bible’, but here’s todays one: We think it was written to us. All of us. We imagine that there was a cosmic platform from … Continue reading

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When Jesus doesn’t know his doctrine.

We’re a strange breed, us evangelicals.  (I feel like most of my posts could start with that line, but I don’t think I’ve used it yet, so I’ll take it this time.) We’re funny because most of the time, we’re keen … Continue reading

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It could have been me.

“There but for the grace of God go I.” There are moments in life when you get a frightening glimpse into what you could have been, had things turned out just a little differently. What I could have been is … Continue reading

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God did not write a dictionary.

The greatest story ever told. An instruction manual for human beings. God’s personal love letter. A guidebook for life’s journey. The Bible gets described as many things, some much more accurately than others. But one thing it is definitely not, … Continue reading

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Platitudes and privilege: a short tirade.

However much you like the Bible as a whole, there are bound to be verses that make you squirm, cringe, or simmer with rage. Or all three. Those verses about women. Those verses about homosexuality. Those verses on genocide or rape or hell or slavery. But … Continue reading

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