Christians cannot make sense of their scriptures apart from a listening community, Dr Rowan Williams has said. In a lecture on biblical interpretation he argues that both dogmatic and dismissive approaches are flawed.
Simon Barrow says that beyond the popular scriptural fantasising which feeds much religion on the internet, there are processes of scriptural reasoning which produce a dynamic, fruitful bond between the Bible to lived reality.
Many Christians recognise that the development of the Gospel has implied taking responsibility for other human beings and human rights, says the general secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches.
Students from across the UK will gather together this coming weekend at the Student Christian Movement's annual conference to explore the theme of Reading the Bible - against a backdrop where there is increasing public concern aout the way religious texts are often abused by extreme and fundamentalist movements.
The relationship between Christian theology and law is disputed and complex. Jesus railed against the lawyers for not understanding, and Paul contrasted a faith based on grace with one rooted in law. It would take volumes to discuss it, but even the most unbiased observer should see that the law is not an unambiguously good thing in the Christian tradition.
A leading scholar has said that the end-times rapture theology propagated by many fundamentalist Christian groups, and said to be an influence within the Bush White House, is unbiblical and basically ‚Äúnuts‚Äù.