The Filioque Clause

Some things are important because of what they say, and some things are important because of what they disturb. The Filioque Clause refers to the words ‘and the Son’ which appear in most western forms of the Nicene Creed. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father…

Transfiguration

The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) all record The Transfiguration of Jesus – Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36. The Ministry of Jesus leading up to the Transfiguration, was generally that of a teacher and healer, going about Galilee doing good. After the Transfiguration the ministry of Jesus focuses on to getting Jerusalem and fulfilling his…

Resurrection

Resurrection is for many the defining point of Christianity. Paul stressed this in 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. The Resurrection of Jesus is…

2 Ways to Live?

I met Keith Mascord in social media streams and I have just read his book ‘A Restless Faith – Leaving Fundamentalism in a quest for God‘. It is a biography – ‘my life so far’. As a former lecturer at Moore Theological College he was judged ‘unsound’ by the hierarchy in the ArchDiocese of Sydney…

The Samaritans

Intro We have a number of lectionary readings on a regular basis that make reference to the people called Samaritans. It seems to me that there is a lot of background that we don’t always get, and this background is a lot of the social context of the passages that refer to the Samaritans. For…