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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.

7 top tips for reading the Bible

7 top tips for reading the Bible

The Bible can seem overwhelming, boring and difficult, but a few basic tips can help you understand it more. Try these…

How can the Bible be interpreted?

How can the Bible be interpreted?

Over the centuries, Jewish and Christian scholars have developed different ways of interpreting the Bible.

Translation and Production

Translation and Production

People have been translating the Bible for hundreds of years. Read how the English translation of the Bible came to be.

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