Join us for Faithroots Live on Wednesday

Once again you are invited to our Faithroots Live day. The aim is to provide some more in depth teaching and training for those who would appreciate it but for various reasons might not be able to access traditional theological education. All are welcome and it’s free of charge. Join us at 9am for devotions.Continue reading “Join us for Faithroots Live on Wednesday”

The Garden (Genesis 2:4-25)

Introduction We now get what many scholars take to be a second and possibly contradictory creation account.[1]  By the way, I think it is unlikely that someone would just stick two contradictory accounts side by side: common sense tells me that. There are also good reasons found in the text itself for rejecting that suggestionContinue reading “The Garden (Genesis 2:4-25)”

The Beginning of the Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)

The story of Creation starts right at the beginning of the Bible. The stage is set, the main characters introduced and we begin to read about who God is and what he is doing in time and space.  In Genesis 1, we are told that God creates the world over a 7 day time frame.Continue reading “The Beginning of the Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)”

How should we interpret Genesis 1 -3?

One of the big questions we will have to consider is “How should we interpret Genesis 1-3. . Of course, whenever we think about interpreting and applying Genesis 1-3, the question of Creation and Evolution is never far from my minds. Or to put it another way, how do we interpret the Bible’s account ofContinue reading “How should we interpret Genesis 1 -3?”

Blessing Bringer (Genesis 12:1-3)

This week, we looked at the second part of our series “The Promise”.  The following short reading is massive for our understanding of Scripture and God’s purposes “The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you intoContinue reading “Blessing Bringer (Genesis 12:1-3)”

The Serpent Crusher

Do you trust people to keep their promises? It is almost a year now since we had a General Election in the UK, meanwhile the US have just had their presidential election.  The politicians made all kinds of promises. Do you think they are keeping them?  Of course apart from the promise to “Get BrexitContinue reading “The Serpent Crusher”

Am I a Biblical Man?

Hot on the heels from Aimee Byrd’s book “Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood”, there seems to have been a sudden explosion of social media conversation about the concepts of Biblical manhood and womanhood. The latest provocation was this tweet from Owen Strachan, So, how do you do? Do you meet the qualifications? Are youContinue reading “Am I a Biblical Man?”

The King and the Priest (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 3)

In Genesis 14, Abram is established as a strong powerbroker in the land of Canaan when a terrible thing happens. Enemy armies attack and his nephew who has become tied up with the affairs of Sodom is captured along with others. Abram joins a rescue mission and the attacking enemies are defeated. Later in theContinue reading “The King and the Priest (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 3)”