We often get asked in the WTC Theology classroom about the practice of using feminine pronouns and female imagery for God. Why do some people think it’s okay to use ‘she’ and ‘her’ for God when the Bible uses only masculine terms?
I don’t know much about the process of deception in general. I do know it’s easy to be deceived. I don’t recall ever feeling…
Christer Petley’s White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution (Oxford, 2018). Available to purchase here. Book Review of Christer Petley’s ‘White Fury’ by Dr. Steve Watts “British historians write almost as if Britain had introduced Negro slavery solely for the satisfaction of abolishing it.” This bitter observation, made by the noted historian […]
I’m Alain Emerson and I live in Northern Ireland where I help lead Emmanuel Church and also provide leadership for 24-7 Prayer in Ireland. I have the privilege of teaching at WTC on the module, ‘Shapes of the Church: Past, Present and Future,’ which is part of the Church Planting and Leadership Programme. As someone […]
A blog post by Revd Azariah France-Williams. A Warm Welcome? There is a myth that black West Indians were invited by the U.K government after WW2 to help rebuild the shattered British landscape. In fact, the government was not willing to have members of the Islands come over. They sent emissaries to the Islands to […]
Fan into flame the gift… On a Sunday in early October, Mike Neelley and I went into Skagit County Jail together for our weekly services. Five men gathered around a stainless steel table cemented into the floor. We began with a prayer and then I passed out photocopies of 2 Timothy 1:6-14 – the passage […]
I recently received a letter from a woman explaining to me how she had been on a journey out of complementarianism, what that had meant for her, her relationship with God, the women around her, and her marriage.
My mother was a prolific writer. We haven’t even begun to work through her journals and notebooks, but a few months ago I came across a little folder of theological reflections from her time at Smith College, where she studied literature and theology, and I tucked it away to bring home before putting it back for the others to read.
Dying to our own agendas… The last day of our trip to Morocco overlapped with the Pope’s visit. We had just completed the final module of our Certificate in Transformational Ministry at the Margins with 40 French-speaking Sub-Sahara African migrants. I was tired but excited after having spent time visiting house churches and engaging with serious missional […]
Welcoming and becoming strangers… We have spent the past ten days with Sub-Saharan African migrants in Egypt and Morocco—most of whom are undocumented (“strangers”). Spending time with these vulnerable and courageous people has refreshed our perspective on life and faith. I share these thoughts on migration and immigration in response to disturbing news articles I’m […]