Arrested Development was one of my favourite comedy shows (until it entirely lost the plot in seasons 4 and 5!) It follows the wealthy, but incredibly dysfunctional Bluth family, and is full of absurd situations, and some wonderful catchphrases and running jokes. One of the rare moments from season 5 that still makes me chuckle…
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…
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
Four seminars on how to read the Bible (mp3)
Five good reasons, and one bad reason, for why I enjoy preaching sermons on difficult passages.
Liam Thatcher and Chris Oldfield look at what Jesus had to say about the Temple and the Law. (mp3)
Did Jesus tell parables in order to help people clearly understand his message, or in order to keep it hidden from them?
Why did Jesus speak in confusing little stories? And how can we interpret and apply the parables today? (mp3)
Thoughts from Stephen on the lasting, life-giving legacy of the words of Moses.
A short review of a very short book on a much longer book! Andrew Wilson’s “Unbreakable: What the Son of God Said About the Word of God.”