Guest blog: Thirty Years

Michael Docker is a Baptist minister in Bristol, who generously served as poet in residence during our Launch Workshop on 4th June. This is one of the poems he read, written in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Guest blogs are invited to stimulate thought and comment. They do

Domestic Violence, Divorce and Malachi.

Domestic Violence, Divorce and Malachi. I am currently writing a book on the use of the Bible in situations of domestic violence. I’m interested in – and very disturbed by – the way that the Bible is used — by abusers, and by churches — to try to manipulate the

Guest blog: What happened when I told

L.E. is a survivor of domestic violence whose trauma was compounded by the way that her church handled her situation. In this poem she describes her experience when she tried to obtain help from her church. Guest blogs are invited to stimulate thought and comment. They do not necessarily reflect

Crucifixion of the Warrior God by Gregory Boyd: Review

Greg Boyd begins his magnum opus by explaining the conundrum of Old Testament violence that drove him to write it. ‘I am […] caught between the Scylla of Jesus’ affirmation of the OT as divinely inspired and the Charybdis of his nonviolent revelation of God’ (p.xxix). He is motivated by

Guest blog: Vashti was a Queen…

Chris Anthony is a journalist and doctoral researcher within the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at the University of Birmingham.  He blogs at http://onewaypublishing.co.uk/ This blog post was first published on that site and is here reproduced by kind permission of the author. Guest blogs are invited to stimulate

Guest Blog: Silenced Women

Jen Ford is a Trowbridge-based artist passionate about social justice, wife of a Baptist Minister, eco warrior, nature lover, feminist and a full time mum. Follow her on facebook.com/jenfordart/ Guest blogs are invited to stimulate thought and comment. They do not necessarily reflect the view of the Centre for the

Guest blog: Tsunami of a Faith Crisis

Natalie Collins is gender justice specialist and a speaker and trainer on issues of male violence against women and wider gender injustice. She trains individuals and organizations to respond to male violence against women through her consultancy, Spark, and The DAY Programme. Learn more about her work at www.nataliecollins.info. Guest