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emotion and hierarchy (2018/09/02)




It's our one-year anniversary! We're looking at the significance of the generic 'Elisha and the king of Israel' stories early in 2 Kings, and really getting stuck into the emotional struggle in Lamentations. In 1 Corinthians, our spirit is tested again - this time by the non-hierarchical organisation of the early Pauline churches.

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retribution and conscience (2018/08/26)




As we continue to engage with the historical storytelling of the Deuteronomist, we're confronted with whiny cry-baby King Ahab and a sneak attack by the challenge of divine retribution. Jeremiah has a screed against Moab and a peek into pre-exilic Israelite religion. But mostly we're spending this week with the apostle Paul, talking about sex, marriage, and the Christian conscience.

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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.