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Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Jesus said, 'If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple' (Luke 14.26).

Six Celebrated Women in the early Church

Six Celebrated Women in the early Church

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Bible’s portrayal of women, particularly in Paul’s letters. But women were celebrated in the early Church and by Paul himself. Let’s take a look at some of the women that played an important role in t...

Bible Q&A: Two testaments, one God

Bible Q&A: Two testaments, one God

Why does God seem angrier in the Old Testament, and more loving in the New Testament?

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus appear in the Old Testament?

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus appear in the Old Testament?

How did the tradition arise that Christ appeared four times in the Old Testament prior to his incarnation?

Bible Q&A: Why bother about this planet if there's going to be a new earth?

Bible Q&A: Why bother about this planet if there's going to be a new earth?

What is the relationship between the new heaven and the new earth in the Book of Revelation? If there is to be a new earth and the present one is to be destroyed, how far should Christians be concerned about the conservation of the old and the green ...

Bible Q&A: Why were the books of the New Testament written so long after the events?

Bible Q&A: Why were the books of the New Testament written so long after the events?

The other day, someone pulled up in a brand-new Tesla. It stood out, not just because of its sleek shape and immaculate sheen; it stood out in a car park crammed with CO2-spouting, planet-heating fuel guzzlers...

Story of the Bible: The Fall

Story of the Bible: The Fall

The first two chapters of the Bible give us a picture of a world that's perfectly designed by God and perfectly in line with his will and character. People live in the way they're meant to live, and all the ingredients of the natural world are in har...

12 ways to kick-start your Bible journalling habit

12 ways to kick-start your Bible journalling habit

Where to start? Here are some suggestions to help. Try using at least one of these techniques on any bit of the Bible you’re studying.

Bible Q&A: What did Jesus mean when he said, ‘all nations’?

Bible Q&A: What did Jesus mean when he said, ‘all nations’?

When Jesus gave the great commission he said to make disciples from all nations. What does the original word for 'all nations' mean and suggest? If Jesus were giving his parting words here and today, what might be his instructions?

Bible Q&A: Does Jesus contradict the writer of Ecclesiastes?

Bible Q&A: Does Jesus contradict the writer of Ecclesiastes?

Why are some verses in the book of Ecclesiastes so pessimistic, with advice such as ‘Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die’ included in the Bible? They seem completely contrary to the teaching of Jesus.

Bible Q&A: Has the Bible lost its authority?

Bible Q&A: Has the Bible lost its authority?

If each generation has to interpret the Bible in the light of their experience, isn’t its authority lost in the psychology of those interpreting it?

Bible Q&A: Is God male or female?

Bible Q&A: Is God male or female?

If God made male and female in his image, what does that make God?

Story of the Bible, Act 1: Creation

Story of the Bible, Act 1: Creation

The Bible begins at the beginning, with dramatic scene-setting stories of the creation of the world, including the first people. They shouldn't be read in the same way that we would read a scientific text-book. They're designed to teach us things abo...

Bible Q&A: Between the Testaments

Bible Q&A: Between the Testaments

What happened between the end of the Old Testament and the start of the New Testament?

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