The Old Testament readings in the semi-continuous option for the RCL in September are from the Book of Exodus. Carmen Imes invites us to pose the question as to whose version of reality we are going to trust.
Drawing on different readings of the Zacchaeus story, Augustine Tanner-Ihmn invites us to consider the post-colonial context of our preaching.
Stephen Roberts explores the theology of Lady Gaga, and what her music has to do with monstrosity and the Bible.
1 Peter’s call to endure unjust suffering has often been misused to justify domestic (and other) abuse. Writing from different perspectives, Steve Carter and Steve Finamore challenge that use of the text.
Ann Conway-Jones invites us to reflect on how we respond to Matthew’s accusation of deicide against the Jews.
The Old Testament reading on 26th February is the story of the Fall. Debbie Rooke invites us to revisit our assumptions about the story and what it says about responsibility.
In this post guest blogger Christine Redwood uses Judges 3 as a way in to asking ourselves the question: Is Violence Ever OK?
Sermon by Helen Paynter, based on Nahum 1:2-10,15, and 3:1-3, with attention also to Eph 2 11-22.
Carolyn Whitnall reviews Jesse P. Nickel, “The Things that Make for Peace: Jesus and Eschatological Violence“, (Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter, 2021), https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110703771 Jesse Nickel’s The Things that Make for Peace bears on a question of pressing and far-reaching concern:
Guest Blog from Hannah Wilkinson considering how to preach both the wound and the promise when preaching with difficult texts.