I am currently rewatching The West Wing, whilst also reading Bearing God’s Name by Carmen Joy Imes, which, it turns out, is a pretty good pairing! In Take Out the Trash Day (Season 1, Episode 13), Sam Seaborn has heard about a town in Alabama that proposed to abolish all laws except the Ten Commandments….
The Wide and Narrow Gates
Jesus warns that the gate to life is small and easy to miss. In this talk, Liam Thatcher considers what Jesus’ teaching about the wide and narrow gates can teach us about enjoying the flourishing life. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)
The Power of the Spirit (Acts 1:1-11; 2:1-4)
A small band of disciples gathered in Jerusalem, waiting as Jesus had told them to, for the promised Holy Spirit. And when Pentecost came, everything changed. In the first talk of our new series, Liam looks at what it means to be empowered by the Spirit. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)…
The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)
A talk on John 8, shame, bad religion and the power of encountering Jesus (mp3).
Thinking Further about Temple and Torah
Some recommended reading on Temple and Torah.
Theology Matters: 8 – Symbols: Temple and Torah
Liam Thatcher and Chris Oldfield look at what Jesus had to say about the Temple and the Law. (mp3)
Stephen on the words of Moses: A Matter of Life and Death
Thoughts from Stephen on the lasting, life-giving legacy of the words of Moses.
The Twenty Commandments?
How come the commandments in Exodus 20 and 34 are different?!