By Graham H. Twelftree, Academic Dean at LST Christians are sometimes told that studying theology kills faith. I am firmly convinced that the opposite is the case. A developed mind is the handmaiden of a healthy and robust faith, and an essential base and aspect of effective ministry. Let me explain: 1. A developed mind […]
By Kay-Marie Stroud, LST Theology and Worship alumni The magnificence of art can immerse the viewers in the stories it tells. Religious art especially may inspire emotions of awe and wonder, leading the viewer to enter into the story. It is little wonder then that many painters conveyed iconic scenes from the Bible: Leonardo […]
The questions posed by the responsibilities of leadership are ones which much has been written on, but Evangelical Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities provides a clear and engaging dialogue on leadership, with guided reflections to aid the reader which many will find beneficial to consider seriously.
By Marc Davis, LST Theology Student.
National Geographic Channel has embarked on a six-part mini-series exploring the meaning of God and life from various world religions aptly titled ‘The Story of God’. St. James Church had the opportunity to premier the first episode of the series several weeks before airing on television. In the first episode actor-turned-host Morgan Freeman travels around the world speaking with different scholars and religious leaders to figure out how each religion views the apocalypse.
When it comes to translating a Christian message into a mainstream form of media like cinema, there is always a real struggle. Either it swings far too much towards a secular market and the end product becomes offensive to most Christians, or it goes the other way and becomes obtuse and too preachy to anyone outside of the faith. There have been some great efforts over the years to close that divide, but Risen might be the best attempt in a very long time.
Interview by Ben Evans and Dan Wilton, transcript by Dan Wilton. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself for our readers? I’m Nola Leach; I’m the chief executive of Care, a Christian organisation working in the public square to bring Christian influence. My background is actually education and health service: I never […]
By Robert Ellison, Second year theology student at London School of Theology For hundreds of years the Church Fathers considered Matthew to be the first written Gospel. In the last 150 years this has changed; scholarly consensus now considers Mark to be written first and this is often taught in seminaries. A lot […]