Dr Emily Colgan Emily Colgan looks at ecological interpretations of scripture https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ What kind of world is the text inviting us to inhabit? Does this world embody the imperatives of justice and compassion? Listen as Emily outlines the dualisms revealed in scripture, and how the conceptualising of earth as female has shaped Christian thinking. https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ Emily’s research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and contemporary social imaginaries, asking about the ways in which biblical texts interact with communities in the present. She is particularly interested in ecological representations within the Bible … [Read more...]
Covid – 19: time of self-assessment and God’s evaluation.
Akanesi Folau writes from Tonga of her family experience during the Covid-19 lockdown. On one afternoon, during the lock-down we were sitting down as a family for our family prayer and my eldest son was leading us into a bible verse, then we shared how it touches our lives and what message it gives us. Then there was an argument between us parents. My son intervened and spoke softly to make both sides happy in a Godly way, saying we are both right. Covid-19 taught us parents that having to listen and give space to our children for they are the messengers for whom God always speaks through to guide and direct us at our most extreme moments. John 14:1 “Don’t let your heart be … [Read more...]