In Jesus’ day, Israel was looking forward to the coming of their messiah. They expected God to send this anointed one to lead a liberation that would restore their political sovereignty and give them back full control of their land.
One sect called the Pharisees believed in the prophets and taught that the nation ne[...]
The book of Galatians contains Paul's most forceful language. As a former Pharisee he knew exactly what was at stake as he walked right into the heart of the major controversy of his time. Julia Faire details the explosions.
This is good news, many are finding Jesus BUT these Gentiles who join our religion must do things the right w[...]
Israel’s greatest King: David: rarely can there have been a life of sharper contrasts.
From obscurity to acclaim, unnoticed youngest son, alone amongst the hillside fields of Bethlehem to Goliath-slaying fame, from shepherd-boy to court musician, from desert outlaw to opulent king, from enjoying intense popularity to facing outright rebellion, without mercy to his enemies yet showing [...]
Recently a diverse group spent a week at Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire exploring the bible and biblical themes in depth. Beth Williams describes what it was like.
On October 22nd we once again descended upon Mount St Bernard Abbey for a week of Bible study and contemplation. This was actually the fourth time Julia Faire[...]
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