HARD WORDS FOR INTERESTING TIMES (BK)
John L. Bell
Biblical texts in contemporary contexts
The 3rd book of talks & sermons by the WGRG’s very own. John takes awkward parts of the Bible in the belief that in facing up to some of these texts and issues, faith is deepened rather than distorted.
Thus a sermon on I did not come to bring peace but a sword, far from legitimising militarism, vindicates the conscience which protests for peace. Also includes an extended talk, given at Greenbelt Festival 2002, The Umpteenth September 11th which provides unusual factual and biblical perspectives on that singular tragedy.
The still, small voice of contradiction
Midwifery for pensioners
The guardianship of creation
In living memory
The controversies of faith and failure
Looking for a new heaven and a new earth
Not peace, but a sword
The umpteenth September 11th
In hope of heaven