Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hymn of the week: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah / Redeemer

For several weeks the ‘continuous track’ of the lectionary Old Testament readings has been following Moses and the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness. This Sunday’s reading Deuteronomy 34:1-12 tells of Mose’s death and how just before he died … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty

This well-known hymn for Trinity Sunday is principally based on Revelation 4:8-11. However there are also numerous allusions to Old Testament passages, including in verse 3 line 2 Exodus 33:20, which is part of this Sunday’s  first reading. In fact … Continue reading

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Rolling the stone from the well: the work of Bible translators

While not a great fan of breakfast meetings, I am always open to persuasion. Which is how I found myself leaving the house at seven yesterday morning to catch a bus to the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, for the inaugural … Continue reading

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Singing the Faith: first impressions

Singing the Faith is the title of the new Methodist hymn book. Originally scheduled to be launched at Methodist Conference in June, production problems caused it to be delayed until the middle of September. I hadn’t got round to putting … Continue reading

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A visit to the cathedral of the railways

The weather has been absolutely stunning this past week. By a happy coincidence we had already arranged for my parents to stay a couple of nights. On Friday I headed over to Canary Wharf with my stepmother Sheila, who shares … Continue reading

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