Transfiguration and the ballot box

Wednesday 25th February, 2015 | Author: John Churcher

Transfiguration and the ballot box John Churcher sheds light on the story of the transfiguration of Jesus as an example of Jewish midrash. It means that Jesus is the new Moses. And it provides a lesson as we go to cast our votes in May.

First, we need to remember that this story, (Mark 9: 2-9) was not written for Gentile minds such as ours. We need to try to read this passage as written by Jewish writers to the mainly Jewish readers and listeners in the synagogues at the time of writing - I emphasize, Jewish writers for mainly Jewish listeners and readers. 

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Religion and DNA research

Thursday 5th February, 2015 | Author: Andy Vivian

Religion and DNA research The Reverend Dr Giles Fraser is brave, compassionate and knowledgeable. I respect him greatly. So when I find myself disagreeing with him, I do so fearing that I might have missed his point, writes Andy Vivian.

I refer to yesterday's talk by Giles in the Today Programme's Thought for the Day slot on Radio Four.

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