Jonny Mellor is a rapper and a church leader at ChurchCentral in Birmingham, which is part of the Catalyst Network of churches in Newfrontiers. He also heads up the Sputnik community of artists. In this hangout, Jonny challenges us about why the arts should matter to us in our churches.
Adrian Hurst leads Oasis Church in Birmingham. In this hangout, he looks at how we can engage in conversations with culture through the art of listening.
In the case of the resurrection of Jesus, the evidence is clear. There are historical facts that do not lend themselves to any other interpretation (and over the centuries, people have tried all sorts of explanations).
When the impossible is eliminated, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth – Christ is risen indeed.
Colin Baron leads Christ Church Manchester and is the founder of the Broadcast Network. In this hangout, he shares a theology of food and drink.
Jonny Mellor is an artist and church leader at ChurchCentral in Birmingham. In this hangout, he is talking about why the arts should matter to Christians.
Tom O’Toole is one of the leaders of Christ Church Manchester. In this hangout he explores how Christians can engage in conversations with culture.
Richard Thomas leads Hope Church in Worcester. In this hangout, he shares with us four Biblical pictures to help us understand the death of Jesus.
Often the life of Jesus is ignored. The ancient creeds say that he ‘was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate’, as though the thirty years in between aren’t worth mentioning (so because you and I were neither born of a virgin nor suffered for the sins of the world, would that make us irrelevant too?). More modern theologians explain that the reason Jesus’ humanity matters is so that he was qualified to die for us. There is truth in this, but the life and humanity of Jesus also matters in its own right.
Tom O’Toole is one of the leaders of Christ Church Manchester and managed the Broadcast Network. In this hangout, Tom teaches about the Life of Jesus.
If Jesus were not divine, he would not be qualified as a saviour (what creature could bear the weight of the sin of the world?). This is well documented, and is often presented as the central consequence of Jesus’ divinity. It is not, however, the only consequence. Here are three more reasons that Jesus’ divinity matters.