Category - God

  • 26 Dec 2013

    God is interested in life transformed, not 'religion' for its own sake, says the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Christmas is a time for reflection. But sometimes, thankfully, someone else says pretty much what you might have said yourself, and probably better. Gratitude to Giles Fraser for his seasonal Guardian piece, 'The Bethlehem story takes us deeper into what it means to be human' (24 December 2013).

  • 19 Aug 2013

    Today, there is a discussion about what constitutes a 'good society' taking place at St John's Church Edinburgh (Tuesday 20th August, 6-7.30pm, £5) as part of Just Festival.

  • 19 Aug 2013

    The issue of what constitutes 'the good', in persons, in relationships and in society is an interesting one. It is far less straightforward than many assume, says Simon Barrow. He highlights the importance of theology, and the Christian doctrine of God in particular, for appreciating how we arrive at 'goodness', and how we develop an ethic based on communal virtue in the church and beyond.

  • 15 Aug 2013

    Before any words we might speak, there is the silence with which we are addressed by God, says liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    Rachel Mann's passionate and thoughtful new book Dazzling Darkness: gender, sexuality and God, published by the Iona Community's Wild Goose imprint, is being launched at Manchester Cathedral, in the Nave, today (6 November 2012) at 7pm. The bookshop will be provided by St Denys' Manchester, and the launch price is £9.50. Ekklesia sends warmest wishes for the launch.

  • 8 Oct 2012

    A new initiative to open up conversation about Christian faith in the modern world is inviting people in the street to express a view about 'God matters'.

  • 9 Nov 2011

    How extraordinary it is that so many interpreters cling to "Abba" as indicating Jesus' unique relationship to God as "Daddy", using mysterious language from which - upon closer examination - the gospel writers seek to escape, says Deirdre Good, dispelling some common biblical misunderstandings.

  • 24 May 2011

    Security does not land in a helicopter; it grows from the ground up - that's what Iraqis told a professor of peace-building at Eastern Mennonite University in the USA. Different experiences and perceptions of what it is to be secure or seek security were among the insights shared by contributors to a forum at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston, Jamaica, in May 2011.

  • 26 Aug 2010

    Blake's famous 'Ancient of Days' is popularly taken to be a depiction of God. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mark Vernon explores the extraordinary artist and poet's disturbing vision.