Epiphany is out of the way, and Christmas but a distant memory. Now we settle down to the rest of the year. What a great time for a Nooz Tart. ‘What is a Nooz?’, I hear you ask? I think it’s like a giant purple glow-in-the-dark bananana, but with bigger stripes. I expect they’ll have some … More How to Make a Nooz Tart
He gives in to the vengeful scheming of his wife-cum-sister-in-law-cum-niece, and murders John to save his pride.
It’s a sorry tale of all that is worst in humanity. And all that John’s friends can do is mourn.
Sometimes things really stink. … More Mark 6:14-29 – Sometimes things really stink
Some ideas for a Maundy Thursday with more of the punch that it had the first time round. … More Maundy Thursday – What really needs cleaning?
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
This activity illustrates that the inside is what counts. You could use it in an informal church service, a Sunday school or youth group or an RE lesson. You each need a heart shape, about 5cm (2″) wide that is black on one side and silver on the other. You could cut the heart from … More Activity – Bright Heart
You think that’s a bit potty-mouthed for a Bible study? Jesus himself didn’t pull any punches. In verse 18 he explains to the disciples who, as so often, don’t quite get it, “‘Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile,19 since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?’ (Thus he declared all foods clean.)” Oh yes, Jesus was talking about poo! … More Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23