How do you quickly and effectively summarise a story as complex as the Bible? Impossible, you might think. But storyteller-poet Dai Woolridge has given it a pretty good shot! His latest video tells biblical story in four minutes, weaving together many of the key themes and threads, showing how they connect beautifully around the person…
The language of creation in Genesis and Job
I’ve recently been listening to the book of Job on my commute to work, which may explain why my colleagues have often found me a little morose first thing in the morning! Towards the end of the book, God speaks out of the heavens, to address the suffering of his servant Job and the questions…
Carson’s Three Sonnets on John 14
Flicking through some old notes, I stumbled across a few quotes from D.A. Carson’s The Gospel According to John, which incidentally is one of the best commentaries I’ve ever read. I particularly appreciated these three sonnets based on Jesus’ claim in John 14 to be the Way, the Truth and the Life. I I AM the…
C.S. Lewis – The Nativity
A festive reflection from C.S. Lewis.
Something Understood: Bread of Life
Another post on the intersection of bread and spirituality… This week Radio 4’s Something Understood programme looked at the importance of bread in our physical and spiritual lives.
A beautiful, short poem by Denise Levertov
Three Sonnets on John 14
Three sonnets by D.A. Carson reflecting on Jesus’ claims in John 14
T.S. Eliot – The Cultivation of Christmas Trees
A festive poem from T.S. Eliot
‘Nativity’ by John Donne
Plato, Betjeman And The Surprise Of Christmas
Plato and Betjeman on the mingling of the divine and the human worlds.