Ashley Hibbard invites us to consider some examples of quiet faithfulness in Kings and Jeremiah.
In a sermon on John 8, Will Moore explores how Jesus disrupts notions of sin by writing in the sand in the middle of a crossfire of blame and judgement. Instead, as always, Jesus finds another way – by inviting grace.
James Broad considers how violence is used in UK Christian rap in the presentation of a Christian identity.
Judith Rossall invites us to consider the link between shame and violence. She will be writing a further post for us later in the year relating the ideas shared in this post to a specific biblical text.
Harvey Gillman reflects on reading Zephaniah in violent times.
As we prepare our Christmas talks and sermons, Ashley Hibbard reminds us of the dark side of the Nativity story.
In anticipation of Christmas, Graham Adams imagines what it might look like to put God the Child at the centre of our music and worship in the face of the world’s violence.
Cath Kennedy asks what messages stories such as that of Isaac & Rebekah are really giving to young readers.
Research Associate Peter King asks whether the Kingdom of God is really like the world of the Parable of the Wise & Foolish Virgins, which is set in the RCL for Sunday November 12.
Executive Director of CSBV Helen Paynter explains what led her to write a new hymn for Remembrance Sunday and the importance of allegiance to Christ, the Kingdom of God, and ‘the things that make for peace’.