How to preach during Holy Week

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The Revd Nathan Eddy is completing a PhD in Hebrew Bible. He lives in London where he is active in Jewish-Christian dialogue and is the editor of the devotional book ‘Fresh from the Word: Bible for a Change’.   Holy Week can be daunting for Christian preachers, but with some preparation it offers unique opportunities… Read more »

St George’s College – Sharing Perspectives

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For the past 20 years I’ve visited Israel on family holidays and special occasions, at times meeting relatives and friends or just lying in the Eilat sun. But nothing prepared me for the remarkable 9-day journey hosted by St George’s College Jerusalem called ‘Sharing Perspectives: Jews, Christians, Muslims – Three Faiths in Conversation.’ From the… Read more »

Where is God in the Purim story?

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It has always been puzzling that God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther – and yet it is still a fully-fledged Biblical book! Jewish tradition has a couple of different ways of resolving this issue. The first is to make a pun on Esther’s name. The word Ester contains the letters s-t-r,… Read more »

Women’s Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible

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“The wisdom of women builds her house.” [Proverbs 14:1]   Women’s learning and leading has long been the subject of debate in Judaism. While opportunities for women’s education have blossomed in the last century, women are still often denied access to the textual education and positions of power offered to men. In these debates, a… Read more »

Reclaiming Women in the Early Church

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  Each of the epistles (letters in the New Testament) that is ascribed to an author, is ascribed to a man. The letters focus on the ministry of these men and so the view we can get of the early Church is that of a church dominated by men. However the end of Paul’s letter… Read more »