Minsteracres Retreat Centre, Consett, Co. Durham, Fri 19th – Sun 21st Nov.
To the casual reader, humour in the Bible can be totally lost, mostly because we have a habit, when reading privately, of hearing the dullest lector or priest reading the verses in a monotone. But the humour is there, in the Old Testament and in the New for those who have ears to hear. Horror – as bloodshed, lightning bolts, the cursing of enemies – is more commonly known, and we may well wonder what it’s doing there if God is a God of love. But by taking a cool look at these awkward texts, we can find in them resources for faith rather than for doubt. In this retreat we will deal boldly with both.
Led by John L. Bell