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Bible in a year: April

Bible in a year: April

Tom looks back on April's reading and what stirred his heart last month.

Getting started with the Bible

Getting started with the Bible

New to the Bible and not sure where to begin? Here are three top tips to get you going.

Bible in a year: March

Bible in a year: March

Tom Newbold is attempting to read the Bible in a year. We caught up with him in month 3 to find out how it's going so far.

Help, it’s Leviticus!

Help, it’s Leviticus!

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.

Bible in a year: February

Bible in a year: February

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.

9 top tips for reading the Bible in a year

9 top tips for reading the Bible in a year

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.

Anthem of the free

Anthem of the free

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. 

Lamentations and the gift of prayer

Lamentations and the gift of prayer

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.

Mercy and rehabilitation in Britain's prison system

Mercy and rehabilitation in Britain's prison system

Crime, punishment and the dynamics of mercy – Sara Hyde explores the role mercy could and should play in rehabilitating offenders.

What does Jesus mean when he says 'Be perfect...'?

What does Jesus mean when he says 'Be perfect...'?

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.

What does the Bible say about the mercy of Jesus?

What does the Bible say about the mercy of Jesus?

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. 

From scrolls to scrolling: how technology has shaped our Bible reading

From scrolls to scrolling: how technology has shaped our Bible reading

The way we read the Bible is changing, but does it matter, and if so, why? Dr Stephen Holmes explores.

A Bible commentary fit for Twitter

A Bible commentary fit for Twitter

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…

What does the Bible say about refugees?

What does the Bible say about refugees?

We asked theologian Paula Gooder.

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