The Rabshakeh Strategy

I’ve been reading through 1 and 2 Kings recently, and last week I reached the story of the Rabshakeh in 2 Kings 18. It struck me that it is something of a parable for our age. The story is set when Hezekiah is king of Judah. He is a rarity – a good king in…

God’s Story, Our Story

On Saturday I got to speak (online) at Worcester School of Theology, kicking off the second year of their programme. It was great fun to be with them, although I still have a lot to learn about adapting my teaching for online! We talked about the Bible: What kind of document is it? How should…

The Epic of Eden: Ordering your Dysfunctional Old Testament Closet.

Everyone has a dysfunctional closet somewhere in their lives. A closet where Jabba the Hut could be living, and no one would know it. The closet is crammed full of clothes slipping from their hangers, accessories dangling from the shelves, shoes piled in disarray on the floor. It is impossible to tell where one item…

The Kingdom of God

How does Jesus’ life, death and resurrection continue the grand theme of Scripture? And how should we understand the central theme of his ministry: The Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God School of Theology – Kingdom and Synoptics

The Synoptic Gospels

What are the Synoptic Gospels? And how do Matthew, Mark and Luke choose to portray the story of Jesus, in order to emphasise the significance of his life, death and resurrection? The Synoptic Gospels School of Theology – Kingdom and Synoptics

Bible Overview pt.2: Our Story

How should God’s story shape our story? In this second session, we consider what we mean by ‘the authority of Scripture’ and look at some of the tools required to apply God’s word to our lives. Our Story (The task of hermeneutics) School of Theology – Scripture Handouts

Bible Overview pt.1: God’s Story

The Bible is a collection of books that tell many stories, and yet one story. In this first session, we consider the overarching narrative of the Bible, and the task of exegesis. God’s Story (Overview of the Bible) School of Theology – Scripture Handouts