Monthly Archives: December 2014

bible blog 1611

LUKE 18 18 Then Yeshua told his disciples a parable, in order to impress on them that they must always keep praying and not lose heart. 2 “In a certain town, there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected other people. 3 There was also in that town a widow who kept coming […]

bible blog 1610

This blog,like the last two, is a kind of preliminary to my new blogging project for 2015 which will involve studying Mark’s Gospel and the book in of Genesis in tandem. Yesterday’s blog set our some of my assumptions about the nature of these two books, while today’s gives my assumptions about the scientific and […]

bible blog 1609

Bible blog 1608 contains a statement about changes to the blog for 2015. I intend to work through the bible books of Genesis and Mark in tandem, as masterpieces which in their different ways, focus on the purposes of a creator God. Genesis (Hebrew B’reshith) is part of the “five books of Moses,” the Jewish […]

bible blog 1608

NEW BIBLE BLOG FOR 2015 My archives show me that I’ve been over the bits of the bible favoured by the church’s lectionaries several times in the history of my blog. My intention was to use the material provided to find some daily wisdom for my life and the life of the world as seen […]

bible blog 1607

The readings are from the Catholic lectionary for daily mass, while the headline is meant to keep my thinking real: Three Tibetan monks burn themselves in last 8 days in protest at Chinese policy   First reading 1 John 1:1-4 © Something which has existed since the beginning, that we have heard, and we have […]

bible blog 1606

The reading is from the Catholic lectionary for daily mass, while the headline is mmeant to keep my thinking real: Pope Francis speaks against religious persecution  First reading Acts 6:8-10,7:54-59 © Stephen was filled with grace and power and began to work miracles and great signs among the people. But then certain people came forward […]

bible blog 1605

The reading is from the Catholic lectionary for daily mass, while the headline is meant to keep my thinking real: NICARAGUA STARTS SEA-TO-SEA CANAL IN THE FACE OF CAMPESINO PROTEST   Luke 1:67-79J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) 67-75 Then Zacharias, his father, filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking like a prophet, said, “Blessings on […]

bible blog 1604

The readings are from the Catholic lectionary for daily mass while the headline is meant to keep my thinking real: Joshua (= Jesus) in top ten UK names but Mohammed is number 1    Gospel Luke 1:57-66 © The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son; and […]

bible blog 1603

Today the header image is part of the nativity fresco by Giotto. The midwife (!) is handing the baby Jesus to Mary. The readings are from the Catholic ectionary for daily mass while the hadline is meant to keep my thinking real: KIM JONG-UN DENIES CYBER ATTACK ON SONY   Gospel Luke 1:46-56 © Mary […]

bible blog 1602

The readings are from the Catholic lectionary for daily mass, while the headline is meant to keep my thinking real: CHRISTMAS PEACE FOR AMERICANS AND CUBANS  First reading Isaiah 7:10-14 © The Lord spoke to Ahaz and said, ‘Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol […]