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Horror and Humour in the Bible

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - May 16 @ 2:00 pm

John Bell at black grand piano against a red background with the words 'Peace, Justice, Song'

To the casual reader, humour in the Bible can be totally lost, mostly because we have a habit, when reading privately, of hearing the dullest lector or priest reading the verses in a monotone. But the humour is there, in the Old Testament and in the New for those who have ears to hear. Horror – as bloodshed, lightning bolts, the cursing of enemies – is more commonly known, and we may well wonder what it’s doing there if God is a God of love. But by taking a cool look at these awkward texts, we can find in them resources for faith rather than for doubt. In this retreat we will deal boldly with both.

Led by John L. Bell

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Start:
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
End:
May 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.minsteracres.org/retreats/horror-and-humour-in-the-bible-2/

Venue

Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Minsteracres
Consett, Co. Durham DH8 9RT United Kingdom
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Phone:
01434 673 248
Website:
www.minsteracres.org