A reflection on the unpleasant story of John the Baptist in Luke 3:7-18 I quote from Margaret Atwood's novels "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Testaments". The reflection begins at 43:11 in the video.
The bible is a disorienting book. We should avoid rushing to harmonise its various theologies. It's often its discordant notes that draw us into the surprising ways of God and the surprising calls on our lives. Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8 With thanks to Geoff Thompson, a member of our congregation and lecturer in Systematic [...]
The word Bible means library There are 66 books by many writers The stories were spoken and sung before they were written down. They were made long ago, in far places and ancient languages No wonder we find them a little bit strange! But if we come with curious minds and open hearts We [...]
Christmas Continues - Luke 2:21-40. Luke may not get his facts right in the story of the events following Jesus' birth, but even his lack of accuracy contains life transforming news.