When there are disagreements, particularly in matters of Bible interpretation, it is good to first look at the protagonists, to see what makes them tick, to check for unspoken agendas. For example it is... More

There is a shared root by all who have lived and grown up in Western society. The root is the influence of the philosophies of Ancient Greece, which are far more prevalent than you could ever imagine.... More

We have already seen, in our tour of the early Church, how Greek philosophical ideas wormed their way into Christian doctrine and Bible interpretation. But what we need to see now is less dry theory and... More

So the ideas of Plato had convinced the Church that anything associated with our physical bodies was bad. It devalues our lives on Earth and fixes the idea in our minds that we should not place any worth... More

Greek thinking tells us that the missionary, who travels overseas to work in a Christian village, showing God's love to those who haven't experienced it, is to be especially revered. Not to demean the... More

 Our Nation has been rejoicing with jubilee fever for a long time now. It's time that we got to grips with its origins. Surely it's Biblical, don't we read about it in one of Moses' books? Yes, it's in... More

In fact it is very difficult for us 21st Century folk to burst out of the thought patterns that permeate our society, our education system, our everyday life. We think in Greek ways, that is the legacy... More

For many, the passage of time only impinges on daily life at anniversaries, birthdays and New Year celebrations. These events have just one thing in common - they are strung together through the passage... More

About a week before his crucifixion, Jesus was approaching Jerusalem and started weeping. He gave his reasons in Luke 19:42, 'if you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace - but... More

How do things pan out as we move into the Medieval Church? In our historical overview, the next key Christian thinker on our journey was Thomas Aquinas, the most important and influential Christian philosopher... More