Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?

I got asked this question at one of our recent Muslim-Christian dialogue evenings. It wasn’t quite in this form. It was put to me in

Interesting features in the Balaam episode (Numbers 22-24)

I am in the process of preparing a sermon on Numbers 22-24 which features the episode about Balaam and his ass *snicker*. Maybe the UK

How seriously does God take his holiness and how does this affect the church today?

Yesterday, we continued our series in Numbers. This week we were considering the role of the Levites and specifically the ramifications of God’s holiness for

Radiohead are consistent by refusing to back BDS

I’m not a particularly big Radiohead fan. Fake Plastic Trees was alright, No Surprises has something going for it, but they’ve never really done it

Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign and what it has to say about two-stage separation

I have watched on over recent weeks as Jeremy Corbyn has been associated with “Jew-haters“, conspiracy theorists, murderers, Holocaust deniersĀ and other terrorists and extremists. In

Romans 11 and "all Israel"… another wisdom of crowds job

Romans 11:11-32 outlines the climax of Paul’s dialogue regarding the inclusion of Jews & Gentiles into the kingdom of God. As hotly contested verses go,