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The Bible Story Box Set (part three)

The Bible Story Box Set (part three)

Steve Burnhope completes our short series of talks thinking about the Bible with a simple way of telling the story like a Box Set — Season One: the Old Testament, Season Two: the New Testament and Season Three: the on-going episodes in which we are invited to join the cast!

The Bible Story Box Set (part two)

The Bible Story Box Set (part two)

In this week’s episode, Steve Burnhope explains some of the “rules of the game” of biblical interpretation (how to make sense of what we’re reading, in the best possible way), which begins by respecting the original authors and audiences and understanding the way they thought and wrote. Starting with ‘how communication works’ (in every era, and culture) helps us see the difference between the ‘timeless truths’ God intended to give us and the ‘time-bound wrapper’ in which they are unavoidably packaged.

The Bible Story Box Set (part one)

The Bible Story Box Set (part one)

Steve Burnhope kicks off our latest three-week series of ‘Big Questions’ about Christianity and faith with another look at the Bible as the story of people and the story of God, intertwined. During these talks, he’ll be explaining how we can understand it the way that the original authors and audience would have understood it, and how it all hangs together as one big story from cover to cover.

What’s the point of the Bible?

What’s the point of the Bible?

In the second of our latest Big Questions series, Steve Burnhope looks at the Bible. What’s it for? What’s the point of us having it? People sometimes say that it’s ‘God’s Instruction Manual’, but if so, which instructions? What makes a 2,000-plus year-old text relevant to today?

‘Big Questions’ 1 — The Bible

‘Big Questions’ 1 — The Bible

For some people, the Bible answers their questions about God. For others, it causes them! In the first of our ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope takes on “How can we expect people to believe the Bible any more, in an Age of Science?” “What do we mean when we talk about the Bible as ‘The Word of God’?” and “How can a text from the Ancient World tell us what to believe and how to live in the Modern World?”