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POSTPONED: Horror and Humour in the Bible

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

John Bell at black grand piano against a red background with the words 'Peace, Justice, Song'

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 with John Bell, we will deal boldly with both.


April 17, 2020
April 19, 2020
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