We reach the climax of the whole story this week as we walk through Jesus’ life and ministry from Christmas to Easter. Linking the Old Testament with the familiar story of the New, we see Jesus as the new Moses, the New David, the one promised from before eternity, the substance of former shadows. And … More The Big Story – Holy Week
We ended last week with God’s people far from the land of promise. This week we see them living as exiles and longing for return, redemption and restoration. There is promise and there is hope, as the prophets speak of a deliverer, but it is along time coming. Eventually the voices of prophets fall silent … More The Big Story – Week 6
We ended last week with David’s fall from grace. This week we see him restored by God, and his son building a temple for God’s name. But the kingdom splits and we follow the slow decline of this once-mighty kingdom as first one half and then the other is sent into exile, and we end … More The Big Story – Week 5
We reach the midpoint of Lent this week, and walk with God’s people through the wilderness and into the land of promise. We hear of God’s ten best ways to live in the land, and see God’s patience with an ever-failing people. Finally comes David, a man after God’s own heart – here we see … More The Big Story – Week 4
Who doesn’t love a beautiful book? Here are some that you might like to consider from my own bookshelves and from the suggestions of friends. Big Mama Makes the World Phyllis Root Illus. Helen Oxenbury My children are all in double figures now, but when I was clearing out some of their baby books, this … More Book Reviews – for Children and Young People (and for us not-so-young, too!)
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