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lost stories: out-takes



Romans 16 is full of the stories of Paul's fellow-labourers in the gospel, but in Romans 15 is a reference to Paul's own lost story: a period of years where he was preaching in Jerusalem. It's not the only scripture that refers to this time, either.

lost stories (2018/08/05)




How do we read the biblical narratives (and counter-narratives) when we can see that there are so many stories and lives not recorded? In this episode, we read around and behind the text to see more of the world and characters inside it: from the ambiguity of the once-outlaw King David, to the early church leaders and teachers Phoebe, Priscilla, and Junia.

faith and fire (2018/07/29)




Well, for a 'shorter summer episode' this one turned out to have legs. The King David narrative has reached Absalom's rebellion in 2 Samuel, which really brings up questions about how David's reign got to the point of a coup; and in Romans, Paul is giving it some welly. (Jeremiah is pretty horrific, actually, but that brings its own questions to the fore.)