ABC day 4 – Luke: flashback

Today we go for the flashback – Luke 3:21-38 – in which we read the genealogy of Jesus. Going by the generations, this leads to the suggestion that the world was formed in around 4000 BC – a conclusion leapt on by sceptics as easy to debunk with scientific evidence. Yet Maggi points out that this […]

ABC day 2 – John: let’s start at the very beginning

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… The start of the Old Testament and the start of the New Testament. Maggi suggests reading Genesis 1:1-5 and John 1:1-5 today, and thinking on beginnings – and […]

Advent Sunday 2013 – Early or Late?

Happy new (liturgical!) year! Today is the first day of the Advent Book Club. And we’re reading Maggi Dawn’s Beginnings and Endings [and what happens in between]. Maggi has kindly shared day 1 here for those of you who haven’t got a copy of the book. Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my […]

An Advent Eve thought

So. Advent is upon us again. And I find myself signed up to the Advent Book Club again. Last year, Pam suggested on Twitter that a few of us might read a book together for Advent. A few of us read Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen: Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with […]

BigRead13 Day 31 : Bridge

Day 31’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here. 1 Timothy 2:5 for today’s reading: For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human. And from Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Aslan tells us he is the great bridge builder. I suspect this is one of those concepts where […]

Advent Book Club – Twelfth Night

9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I […]

Advent Book Club Day 7

121I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what […]

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