1st December 2014
Jesus: Who Do You Think You Are? 1. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
24 July: In the first reading, Abraham argues with God to have Sodom spared. How would this have contributed to the picture of Abraham that the readers of Matthew's gospel would have had?
12th August 2014
'Land of Marvels' by Barry Unsworth
‘What goes wrong when human beings set themselves up as kings and claim to bring order out of chaos? The Old Testament has plenty to say about that. And so does Unsworth’s novel.’
15th April 2014
Afflicting Our Souls: Fasting in the Old Testament
Karen Eliasen looks to the wilderness narratives of the Old Testament to explore how the physicality of fasting forms a part of God’s ongoing dialogue with his people.
6th March 2013
The lyrics of the 'simple but haunting cowboy ballad' that is heard throughout 'High Noon' express a plea that is at the heart of the virtue of faith: 'Do not forsake me, O my darlin'.'
23rd January 2013
Faith in the Old Testament
In the second reading (Genesis 22:1-18), God puts Abraham to the test in an episode that shows that Old Testament faith is no easy matter.
7th December 2012
Waiting for the King
Why does John the Baptist, depicted so often with a robust and masculine demeanour, not have what it takes to be a conquering hero of a king, but Jesus does?
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