Category Archives: Bible

Isaiah and Interfaith Week

Recently I was asked to speak at an event at Islington Town Hall to mark Interfaith Week. I was one of four faith leaders invited to give a short presentation on our faith communities’ engagement with local communities. I spoke … Continue reading

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Remember, remember: a talk for Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I see no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. (Traditional rhyme) Remember, remember… how can we not remember, with the fireworks going off around us? I … Continue reading

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The St Cuthbert Gospel part 2

As described in part 1 of this article, the St Cuthbert Gospel has a unique provenance; for four centuries it lay next to the body of St Cuthbert inside the wooden coffin that contained his remains from 698 to 1104. … Continue reading

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The St Cuthbert Gospel part 1

From time to time I like to pop into the British Library, which is only a 20 minute bus journey from our home. Sometimes this is to visit the latest exhibition, at other times just to spend a half hour … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Servant: a brief reflection on Isaiah 50:4-11

Last week in church we read words of hope from the prophet Jeremiah that were spoken to a people about to go into exile in Babylon. This Sunday’s Old Testament reading comes from a slightly later period – possibly a … Continue reading

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The highway home

It’s not often that I travel outside London and when I do I usually travel by train. However on Thursday we had to travel to Bristol to visit my father in hospital and the train was a crazy price. The … 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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