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Resources & Research The Rev'd Dr Jeanette Mathews Resources & Research

Can Scripture be a performance?

“Biblical Performance Criticism focuses not just on what is being said but how it is being said. It reminds us of the centrality of the audience. In our modern text-based culture with readily available multiple-translation access to the Bible, we sometimes forget that Scripture has closer affinity with ancient epic poems than modern history and literature,” says The Rev’d Dr Jeanette Mathews

Reflections Robert King Reflections

Reconciliation to sexuality

“Reconciliation is something most of us experience in some part of our lives. Reconciliation is the process of making two seeming opposite beliefs, ideas, or situations agree or, at least, co-exist in harmony. It is about allowing these opposing beliefs, ideas or situations to continue together,” says Robert King from St John’s Cathedral

Reflections

“Sharing our stories was like watering each other’s trees”

“Our group facilitator, Kate Venables, led us in the conversation, asking the group how we experienced lions in our lives. So I translated the stories of two Dinka women in our group from the same village who said that when they were young girls, they used to look after the cows. One of the Bishops’ wives shared about how she protected a cow from being eaten by a lion as a young girl. The lion jumped from a tree onto the back of a cow,” says Rachel Jimma from St Bart’s, Toowoomba

Features

Tough Questions: If there is going to be a "new heaven and a new earth", why care for the environment?

“Christians are called to be heralds of the new creation, by pointing forward to the future hope that we have in Jesus. This means living today as we will live in a renewed and restored creation, where heaven and earth are one. We look forward to the day when God’s people will live in harmony with God, one another, and creation itself. Our interactions with creation in the present should point forward to this future reality,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield