This blog continues the reflection on Ezekiel 1 -2/1 which I began in my previous blog. I concluded that Ezekiel’s vision arose from his imagination, which used elements from his faith tradition to build up a compelling image of God, which he also experienced as a revelation of God. I wrote that that his vision […]

I am resuming this blog after a gap, with apologies to my former readers. We had two family deaths in one week a month or so back, which required attention.  In my next few blogs I want to reflect on the role of the human imagination in matters of faith, using some key passages from […]

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians GALATIANS 6 My dears, if people are caught out in some fall from grace, those of you who have an understanding should restore them with a gentle attitude, keeping an eye on yourselves, in case you are tempted as well. ”Lift one another’s loads” and so fulfil […]

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians. GALATIANS 5:19 Now the actions prescribed by the flesh and blood self are evident: illicit sex, impurity, debauchery; idolatry, abuse of drugs, antagonism; wrangling, rivalry, hot-headedness; jealousy, division, party spirit; envy, drunkenness, riotous behaviour and suchlike. I tell you now as I have told you before, that […]

GALATIANS 5: 13 You were summoned to freedom, my dears; only do not use your freedom as an incentive to your flesh and blood selves, but slave for one another through love. For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. But if you snap and chew on […]

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians GALATIANS 5: 7 You were running well; who cut you off from trusting the truth? This distrust does not come from the One who is calling you. A tiny piece of leaven ferments the whole lump of dough. I trust in the Lord that you you will […]

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 5 Christ has set us free so that we can enjoy freedom! So make a stand and refuse to submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look, I, Paulos, am telling you that if you are snipped, Messiah will be of no benefit to you. I […]

Here I continue my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 4:21 So tell me, you person wanting to be under Law, are you listening to the Law? For it is written in the Law that Abraham had two sons, one by the female slave and one by the free woman. But the son of the female […]

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 4: 8 In the past, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to entities that are not divine by nature. Now that you know God, or better, are known by God, how can you turn back again to the feeble and impoverished basic rules, […]

Today my brother Colin died. He had aggressive cancers in his bowels, stomach, liver and pancreas. He dealt with these inconveniences with grace and wit; and gratitude to medical staff, loved ones and friends. He would not have described himself as a Christian believer, although he understood the way of Jesus as the greatest wisdom […]