Bible

With the Benefit of Hindsight

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This retreat offers the opportunity to reflect on matters of life and faith, regarding which traditional Christian attitudes have been…[Read More]

Musing on the Miracles

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There are over thirty of them in the Gospels; but a combination of science and scepticism seems to have diminished…[Read More]

The Beatitudes Revisited

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

Like the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes have such a revered place in Christian faith that in previous centuries some churches…[Read More]

The Women Whom Men Forgot

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

The great biblical heroes with whom most people are familiar have names like Jacob, Moses, David, Gideon, Samson, Peter, Paul….[Read More]

Believing Outside the Box

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The last thirty years have confronted us with changed perceptions regarding women, race, ecology, national identity, global connectivity, rogue states….[Read More]

Revisiting the Psalms

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Familiarity may not have bred contempt, but it might have bred low expectation or presumption when it comes to the…[Read More]

The Forgotten Stories

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

The notion that ‘Christmas is a time for the kids’ has helped to turn the Advent and Christmas seasons into…[Read More]