Category: Answer No

Occasional series of Theological Questions To Which the Answer is No. This series is based by the long running series (non-theological) by John Rentoul of the Independent.

The dangerous prophecy of Lance Lambert…

On our Sunday evening service our preacher finished off his sermon reading out the latest Lance Lambert “prophecy”. Now I must admit my ignorance, I had never heard of Lance Lambert and when I heard it read out I was left a bit stunned as to what to say (I know, I know very unlike

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Going from bad to worse…

Harold camping who runs Family Radio Worldwide

Well I wasn’t going to blog about Harold Camping again. But then he comes out with another load of rubbish

Should Archbishops (or Bishops) stop speaking out on political issues?

Well this is number 10 in my series of TQTWTAIN (Theological Questions To Which The Answer Is No) and is asked explicitly and implicitly in the Telegraph by two writers Christina Odone and Mary Riddell Both writers share a common bond in thinking that the Church should not be involved in politics.

Are these the nails that crucified Jesus?

Simcha Jacobovici shows nail that crucified Jesus?

Canadian-Israeli director Simcha Jacobovici has come up with the view that some nails found in a Jewish tomb are the nails that crucified Jesus. How does he arrive at this conclusion? They have been found in a burial cave that contained two ossuaries

Will Jesus return on May 21st at about 6pm?

Harold camping who runs Family Radio Worldwide

The Independent reports: The end of the world is nigh; 21 May, to be precise. That’s the date when Harold Camping, a preacher from Oakland, California, is confidently predicting the Second Coming of the Lord. At about 6pm, he reckons 2 per cent of the world’s population will be immediately “raptured” to Heaven; the rest

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Is religion about to become extinct?

The BBC is reporting a new study that suggest that religion is dying and on its way to extinction. It’s a fascinating study and I’m very interested by it. It is no. 8 in my series Theological Questions To Which The Answer is No but it is more subtle than a straight rejection.

Does God have a wife?

Francesca Stavrakopoulou presents the BBC's Bible's Buried Secrets

The Telegraph asks the 7th in my occasional series of Theological Questions To Which The Answer Is No – based on John Rentoul of the Independent who has a series (mainly political) in the same vein. The Telegraph has an article on a scholar with the by-line: The BBC’s new face of religion is an

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Do Jews have a divine right to the land of Israel?

Louis Theroux Ultra Zionists

I watched the BBC film Ultra Zionists last night (you can watch it here: Louis Theroux is brilliant in the way that he gently questions people about their beliefs and how they act them out. It raises a number of questions but the main one is that in my post title. This is the

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Should Christians abandon the Middle East?

The 5th in my series of Theological Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the Catholic Herald. They point to the dreadful killings and persecutions there such as the one in Alexandra in Egypt which caused the death of so many. But this is to totally miss that Christianity came to birth

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TQTWTAIN – No. 2 – Will more bishops leave the Church for Rome and other questions

Peter Bingle the chairman of Bell Pottinger Public Affairs tweeted this the other day. The second in my series of Theological Questions to Which  the Answer is No. I wonder how many more Anglican bishops will regard the CoE as a lost cause and move to Rome? — Peter Bingle (@Parsifal2) January 17, 2011 The

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