Author Archives: Peter Turner

782: ADVICES AND QUERIES 4/42

The Religious Society of Friends is rooted in Christianity and has always found inspiration  in the life and teachings of Jesus. How do you interpret your faith in the light of this heritage? How does Jesus speak to you today? Are you following Jesus’ example of love in action? Are you learning from his life […]

781: LOL 43: THE MAGPIE AND THE SWALLOW

Here’s another medieval myth used by the church to inculcate faith into those knuckle-headed ancestors of ours. Two common European birds are portrayed as being involved in thee crucifixion of Christ. The magpie stuck the crown of thorns on our saviour’s head, and God punished it by banishing it from the company of other birds, […]

780: LOL #42: SAINT PETER VERSUS SIMON MAGUS

This is another delightful story taken from the second century book Acts of Peter. If we think this story is untrue, how can we be sure that the books that got into the bible are any more reliable? Most of the Acts of Peter is about conflicts that Peter has with the arch heretic known […]

779: WAS JESUS A THREAT TO THE ROMAN EMPIRE?

WAS JESUS A THREAT TO THE ROMAN EMPIRE? – MARY HINKLE SHORE Posted by Enter the Bible on Monday, April 01, 2013 5:58 AM Download Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard, and Mary Hinkle Shore. Article written by Mary Hinkle Shore. Jesus was a small-town peasant in a Roman province far from the centers of political […]

778: ADVICES AND QUERIES 3/42

Do you try to set  aside times of quiet for openness to the Holy Spirit? All of us need to find a way into silence which allows us to deepen our awareness of the divine and to find the inward source of our strength. Seek to know an inward stillness, even among the activities of […]

777: THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN BRITAIN

Is the religious right on the rise in Britain? An important new book By Press Office, Ekklesia SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 The Religious Right is a movement with a mission – to restore Christian supremacy in politics, law and culture. Unless it succeeds, it claims, the liberal, secular state will persecute Christians. Written from a Christian […]

776: CHRISTIAN ANARCHIST JACQUES ELLUL by BOB ALLAWAY

“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the Christian-atheist polemic. Ellul is one of the great names in Christian Anarchism, second only to Leo Tolstoy. This article about him is by my evangelical acquaintance Rev Bob Allaway, and it was published  in a Roman Catholic magazine, and I’m an atheist. Just shows how ecumenical things are getting […]