Julia Faire explores the historical roots of our christian faith and considers the clues that may give to where we're headed.
Christianity’s humble beginnings A handful of fishermen, a tax collector, a political revolutionary and some women – all beginning with the Carpenter Himself: Christianity, or ‘the Way’ as it was first called, did not originate with th[...]
This is the first of two posts on baptism: its importance, history and development in the early centuries and to us today.
I’ve seen many baptisms … they are some of the most exciting moments in a church family’s life… let alone in the life of the individual being baptised. My baptism? The most important d[...]
The book of Galatians contains Paul's most forceful language. As a former Pharisee he knew exactly what was at stake as he walked right into the heart of the major controversy of his time. Julia Faire details the explosions.
This is good news, many are finding Jesus BUT these Gentiles who join our religion must do things the right w[...]
Both Luke and Apostle Paul write of how Paul and Barnabas worked closely together on their church apostolic adventures. In any study, Paul usually steals the limelight. But what about Barnabas? What did he do? What can we learn from him?
Was Barnabas (Joseph) one of the original 120 on the Day of Pentecost? Or was it [...]
Some reflections on generosity looking at the New Testament and early church writings.
What does the New Testament really say about true generosity? What comes out looks rather different from the almost unquestioned acceptance by evangelical Christians today of tithing (giving 10 percent of your income) as a guide for financial giving. Here are some thoughts about givingR[...]
Julia Faire describes a recent visit to the British Museum, unpacking some of the Biblical stories reflected there.
It’s one of those wet, drizzling February days and London looks grey. But walking up those imposing steps of the British Museum, a treat awaits us. We are being taken around the museum for by Vicky Bolton and Seungjin Kim [...]
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