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On this page you will find an assortment of videos we have recorded on a range of different topics. You may also like to visit our YouTube channel. Click on the links below to jump to your topic of interest, or scroll down to browse.

Bible tour
Violence in the Bible
Sexual Abuse and the Crucifixion
Domestic Abuse
Political matters
Conference sessions
Lent Lectures 2022

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Bible tour

It’s not all about violence(!) but during lockdown CSBV director Helen Paynter did a complete tour of the Bible in a series of videos. You can find the whole playlist here.

Violence in the Bible

Pub Theology
CSBV research associate Ashley Hibbard speaks to a Canadian reading group on reading the Bible with attention to the victims of violence. Video is on our YouTube channel here.

Chat with Jeff and Jon
In April 2020, during Covid-19 lockdown, Jon Stannard and Jeff Jacobson of West Leigh Baptist Church, Southend-on-Sea, interviewed Helen Paynter about biblical violence. You can watch the interview here.

Fuelcast: Jephthah’s daughter
short video discussing the appalling story of the sacrifice of Jephthah’s daughter in Judges 11.

Whitley Lecture 2018
In 2018 Helen delivered the Whitley Lecture, entitled ‘Dead and Buried. Attending to the voices of the victim in the Old Testament and today’ in 16 venues around the country. She blogged about it here. The written version of the lecture can be purchased on Amazon, and a video of the lecture in Paisley can be viewed here.

A Violent Fast
In Lent 2022, Helen offered a sermon at Tyndale Baptist Church on Isaiah 58, written in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Watch here.

Sexual Violence and the Crucifixion?

“When Did We See You Naked?” Symposium
Following the release of the new book by David Tombs, Rocio Figueroa and Jayme Reaves, the CSBV hosted this symposium to discuss some of the ideas that the book discusses and how they might be pastorally useful to victims of sexual abuse. You watch watch the video here. CW: this discussion might be upsetting for some.

Domestic abuse

Seed of Sequoia Launch Event
In November 2021, the Corrymeela community launched its resource for survivors of domestic abuse, “Seed of Sequoia“. Our director, Helen Paynter, gave the keynote address. The event also features Colette Stewart, CEO of ONUS, Will Moore, Author and Anglican Ordinand and Pádraig Ó Tuama – Irish Poet and Theologian. You can view the event here.

Bible Gender and Church Centre, Spring Seminar
Lies Abusers Tell: Weaponisation of the Bible in the Home”. Speakers: Helen Paynter and Natalie Collins

Fuelcast: Psalm 55 and Domestic Abuse
In this 6 minute video, Helen Paynter reflects on Psalm 55 and why someone might cry, ‘Oh that I had the wings of a dove! I would flee far away and stay in the desert.’

Political matters

Politics in the Pulpit.
Helen Paynter made this video with Beth Allison-Glenny of JPIT on 16 March 2021.
How might we preach on Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 51.1-12; Psalm 119.9-16; Hebrews 5.5-10; John 12.20-33, with attention to political issues?

Is it possible to be a Christian and a nationalist?
Talk given by Helen Paynter at BMS World Missions’s online event ‘Catalyst Lite’, 9th Oct 2020.

Conference Sessions

2021 conference “From the Rising to the Setting Sun: Global perspectives on Bible and Violence
Session one. Bible and contemporary violence. With keynote address by Dr Matthew Feldman. View playlist.
Session two. Traditional hermeneutical approaches (part one). With keynote address by Dr J. Richard Middleton. View playlist.
Session three. Majority World Scholars. With keynote address by Dr Paul Chumhungwe. View playlist.
Session four. Creative Readings of Biblical Texts. With keynote address by Dr Johanna Stiebert. View playlist.
Session five. Emerging scholars. With keynote address by Dr Helen Paynter. View playlist.
Session six. Traditional hermeneutical approaches (part two). With keynote address by Dr Lissa Wray Beal. View playlist.

2020 academic conference. “In the Cross-Hairs. Biblical Violence in focus.” View playlist.

Lent Lectures 2022

2022 Lectures during Lent
1. Ephesians and the Multidimensional Gospel of Peace – Kristin Caynor. Watch here.
2. Building Trust Through Inter-Faith Dialogue – Dr Georgina Jardim. Watch here.
3. Witnessing to Christ’s Love in Reconciliation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Church – Dr David Tombs. Watch here.
4. Ecclesial Peacemaking: A Cross-Bearing Practice for Lent and Beyond – Revd Dr Steven Harmon. Watch here.
5. Peace, Violence and the Ukraine Conflict – Steve Hucklesby. Watch here.
6. Splashing our Way to the Peaceable Kingdom: Facing Conflict with Footwashing, Forgiveness and Neighbour-Love – Revd Dr Christopher Landau