In a recent survey, Leviticus was voted least favourite book of the Bible. We caught up with theologian in residence Paula Gooder to find out how to get more out of this unpopular book.
Tom Newbold has taken on the Bible in a year plan. We caught up with him to find out how it's going six weeks in.
The perks are great – daily inspiration; light bulb moments as you see how the whole thing fits together; plus the big achievement fist pump at the end. But reading the Bible all the way through can be tough.
Has the gentle nature of Christmas carols dulled the subversive quality of The Magnificat? Paul Woolley takes a fresh look at the original Christmas song and shows us how Mary, its author, ushers in a new world order.
While God’s mercy is affirmed in the book of Lamentations 3.21–24, Dr Heath Thomas explores how the cry of 'kyrie eleison!' can become a model for the Church today.
Crime, punishment and the dynamics of mercy – Sara Hyde explores the role mercy could and should play in rehabilitating offenders.
Ever scratched your head over Jesus' call to 'Be perfect' in Matthew 5.48? You're not alone. Paula Gooder considers how we can understand this verse – with the help of some Japanese pottery.
Dutch art, TED talks and the Gospels – they all feature in theologian Marijke Hoek's exploration of Jesus' acts of mercy and how we can respond.
The way we read the Bible is changing, but does it matter, and if so, why? Dr Stephen Holmes explores.
Australian writer and theologian, Ben Myers, started tweeting summaries of each book of the Bible. What emerged was ‘the world’s smallest’ Bible commentary. It’s poetic, informative and refreshing. Enjoy…
We asked our theologian-in-residence, Paula Gooder.
The Bible can seem overwhelming, boring and difficult, but a few basic tips can help you understand it more. Try these…
Over the centuries, Jewish and Christian scholars have developed different ways of interpreting the Bible.
People have been translating the Bible for hundreds of years. Read how the English translation of the Bible came to be.