Engaging Let’s Science! This psalm talks about us being like well-watered trees, “bearing luscious fruit each season without fail”. They bear the fruit because they have good water and good soil. What you get out depends on what you put in. There are several ways to explore this with science; some are quick and easy, … More Psalm 1 – Let’s Science!
Hide and Seek
The very last chapter of the Bible depicts the garden again, where this mess all started. But this time there is no hiding from God. We see his face. There is no more night, no more curse, no need to hide. We hear the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and join him for a stroll. … More Genesis 3:8-15 & 1 Samuel 8:4-20 – Hide and Seek
Do any of us really get the Trinity? It’s kinda like quantum mechanics (hang in with me here), which, though weird beyond belief, actually seems to work. … More Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17 – What do you see?
Take note of the colours, shapes, textures; what would it be like to touch or sniff? Isn’t it amazing that the thistle has prickles to protect it from unwelcome attention or accidental damage- yet also has colour and scent to attract the insects who pollinate and thus ensure future thistles. Not so ordinary, is it. … More Imagining a simple prayer – Look, See, Pray
We reach for the heavens. Whether or not we understand what we reach for is another question. I dream of a society of humility, faith, and compassion. I wonder what that would look like… and what legacy we might leave … … More Time like a River
Interpretation – isn’t that just a posh word for ‘twisting the Bible to make it say what you want’?
‘How to Interpret the Bible: Four Essential Questions’
by Ian Paul … More How to Interpret the Bible: Four Essential Questions
Reflecting and Doing This is a classic illustration which can be adapted for many texts. You may have seen something similar using bleach, but this is a less-hazardous version. Nevertheless, don’t drink the ‘water’ and wash your hands afterwards. You will need: White cotton cloth, such as a handkerchief Iodine solution (Click here for product … More Genesis 45:1-15 – Second Chances
We don’t get a choice about the example we’re given, but we do have a choice about what we do with it. … More Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 – Choices
The wrestler does not fulfil Jacob’s hunger for blessing right away, but instead directs Jacob’s attention to the root of the problem, his name. Jacob has spent his life living up to his name (it means ‘sneaky little rat-bag’) and it’s time to change. … More Genesis 32:22-31 – Given, Not Taken
The trickster is tricked, the cheater is cheated, Mr There’s-a-sucker-born-every-minute is suckered himself. … More Genesis 29:15-28