Race relations & the church

The Pharisees will always be with us

The Pharisees never really went away. They will, much like the poor, always be with us. Many confuse pharisaism and legalism. For sure, the Pharisees

Progressive liberals are keeping British colonialism alive in Northern Ireland

It has been noted that Progressive Liberals – who most forcefully decry the British history of colonialism – are themselves pretty adept cultural colonialists. As

How do we interpret hard NT texts?

What are we supposed to do when we come across passages that don’t appear to easily translate to our culture? How do we interpret tough

The importance of contextualisation

We have been continuing our series in Acts on Sunday mornings. And we have come across the concept of contextualisation a number of times. But

Knowing the gospel is the key to welcoming other cultures

Many churches want to be able to welcome different cultures but so few seem capable of actually doing so. We so often fail to realise

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