Song of Solomon: Virginal Wooing

Have you ever ordered more pizza than you needed? Like me, you probably tried to eat it all because you’d spent the money but also had some tasty cold pizza left over for breakfast the next day. Blogging through our Song of Solomon series has been a little like this for me: far too muchContinue reading “Song of Solomon: Virginal Wooing”

The Valley of Achor

‘…thus says the Lord, God of Israel, ‘There are devoted things in your midst O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the devoted things from among you.’ (Joshua 7:13) It can be painfully frustrating to read through the accounts of the people of Israel. They seem to make the mostContinue reading “The Valley of Achor”

Hosea 1- Acclimatising to the Mess (& the wonder)

In order to speak prophetically to a Nation and to achieve redemption and righteousness for them, God invades, exposes and demands the masculinity of Hosea’s ego, his social and spiritual reputation, his lineage, his peace, his joy, his sanity, his sexual satisfaction and purity and, most ultimately, the emotional bed of his heart.

Screwtape’s Law of Undulation

Screwtape is a senior demon and his nephew, Wormwood, is a junior tempter. The Screwtape Letters by C S Lewis is an apologetic work that seeks to mock the devil by satirising his methods in tempting and limiting Christians in their relationship with God. It’s a series of letters between the two demons. It’s anContinue reading “Screwtape’s Law of Undulation”