Return of the King – What is the book of Revelation?

It is self-identified as “prophecy”[1] in other words, it reveals what God has to say to his people. We may also expect it to include predictions about the future as well as a verdict on what God’s people are doing at a specific time. The genre is usually described as “apocalyptic literature.”[2] This is aContinue reading “Return of the King – What is the book of Revelation?”

Isolation and Communion (Part 3)

The Big Picture – Biblical Theology If we are to make wise, Biblical decisions about communion, then we need the big picture. There are two perspectives on this. Biblical Theology which we will look at in this post is all about seeing how the Biblical story of redemption unfolds and different themes develop within it.Continue reading “Isolation and Communion (Part 3)”

Isolation and Communion (Part 2)

A Look at the Bible It is important to get back to Scripture and see  what is going on when the supper of bread and wine is first shared and what instructions are given. I think this is a useful opportunity, not just to help us make pragmatic decisions about getting through Coronavirus but toContinue reading “Isolation and Communion (Part 2)”

Summer Is Coming

Summer and Winter Apparently in Game of Thrones, the Stark family have a saying “Winter is Coming.” It is a chill warning of dark and dangerous days ahead.  I have started using the hashtag #SummerIsComing on social media. Why?  Well, it feels very much like we are in the dark nights of winter as weContinue reading “Summer Is Coming”

Getting Away With It

Ecclesiastes 8:10 -9:10 For Starters How do you react when you see someone else getting away with doing wrong? A Look at the Text I What does the Text say? Apparently as a child my grandma was always up to mischief whether it was pinning things to the deacon’s coats so when they stood toContinue reading “Getting Away With It”

Worthy

If you are looking for something to read at the moment, can I recommend “Worthy: Celebrating the value of women.” By Elyse Fitzpatrick and EM Schumacher.  The book traces a Biblical theology of what it means for women to be made in God’s image and part of his amazing salvation story. It the applies thisContinue reading “Worthy”