Horror and humour in the Bible

November 19th - 21st

19/11/2021 – 21/11/2021 7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Rev. John Bell

To the casual reader, humour in the Bible can be totally lost, mostly because we have a habit, when reading privately, of hearing the dullest lector or priest reading the verses in a monotone. But the humour is there, in the Old Testament and in the New for those who have ears to hear.

Horror – as bloodshed, lightning bolts, the cursing of enemies – is more commonly known, and we may well wonder what it’s doing there if God is a God of love. But by taking a cool look at these awkward texts, we can find in them resources for faith rather than for doubt. In this retreat we will deal boldly with both.

Rev John Bell is a member of the Iona Community’s Wild Goose Resource Group, hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster.

This retreat will start on Friday 19 November at 7 pm and end on Sunday 21 November at 2 pm

Suggested donation: £175

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