A series of readings for Lent 2015, reflecting on significant times in the Bible’s narrative: 40 days of rain in Genesis; Moses’ 40 days on the mountain with God; 40 years of testing for Israel in the desert; Solomon’s 40 glorious years to reign in Israel; Nineveh’s 40 days to […]

40: Lent readings

Over the past few years, my reading of Christian books has largely been focussed on books relevant to the PhD, books for review, and books we’re reading as a staff team at church. This year I want to make sure I get to read some other things of my own […]

Reading Christian books

It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about our intentions for Bible reading in the coming months. Last year I attempted a modification of this scheme (download the pdf here). The idea is to read 10 chapters of the Bible each day, taking you through the […]

Reading the Bible in 2015

The script I wrote for the Castle Church 2014 Natwivity with directions for staging it at your own church next Christmas. Mostly based on Matthew’s account with an additional scene from Luke. There are no shepherds. Or blue birds. Download the pdf here.


Nine group Bible studies on the book of 1 Peter, including notes for leaders. The theme of suffering and persecution strongly suggests that these Christians were under attack for their faith and lifestyle. Peter writes to encourage them through times of hardship by reminding them that suffering proves their faith, […]

For a little while

A series of readings for Advent 2014, focussing on the Old Testament prophecies of the king, the restoration of Israel’s fortune, the ingathering of the nations, and the new creation. As Christmas creeps further forward each year, the season of Advent is increasingly easy to overlook. In the church’s calendar, […]

Season of Longing