An introductory note:
The thoughts on this page are designed to inform, and sometimes to challenge. Some stem from issues arising in producing the play. While reading the Bible carefully challenges us, dramatising it causes us to focus more sharply on what is happening.
Individual entries are the responsibility of the contributor.
Christian churches celebrate communion regularly. In some denominations it is, as it were, the focal point of services. A common belief is that Jesus instituted communion at the Last Supper. Is this really what happened? The meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the...read more
When we think of leprosy today, we think immediately of a disfiguring and infectious disease known as Hansen’s disease. But is this what the Bible is talking about? The first time the word ‘leprosy’ is used is in Exodus 4:6 during Moses’ burning bush encounter and...read more
The events of the week leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth happened at the time of the Passover. So where did Easter come from? The answer will surprise you. Leviticus 23 tells us God appointed seven feasts. He actually made it clear that...read more
To most people, there is no other name than that of Jesus by which we must be saved. But his name was really Yeshua. That’s the name used in the New Testament texts before they were translated into Greek and later Latin. During the translation process from Hebrew (and...read more
John the Baptist calls people to repent and be immersed (baptised). Some in the crowd ask ‘What must we do’. After John answers them, a Roman soldier asks John ‘What should we do?’ You can almost sense the tension in the air. The Jews would almost certainly have been...read more