Exploring the Scriptures
Go deeper into the unity and diversity of the Bible. Rev Mick Elfred
Welcome to the first in a series of Bible Studies exploring the scriptures. I hope that you will participate by signing up to the blog and commenting on the different posts. It is my intention that this blog will spark a fruitful discussion as together we explore one of the greatest books ever written.
In the last blog post we looked at salvation, the first of two Archetypal concepts essential for our understanding of the Bible. In this post we move on to look at the second concept: the idea of redemption. The Hebrew and Greek words used in the Old and New Testament are translated as “redemption” inContinue reading “Salvation & Redemption Part 2: Redemption”
Salvation and Redemption – Part One Salvation In the early chapters of Genesis, the problem of man’s sinfulness is outlined in various stories as we have seen. The two Biblical themes which tell us about God’s response to man’s predicament can be summed up in two words: “Salvation” and “Redemption”. We first meet these asContinue reading “Salvation and Redemption Part One”
Before we move on from thoughts about the fall of mankind, I want to consider the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4: 1 – 16). I would contend that, brief though it is, this story introduces something absolutely necessary for our understanding of the human condition and of how a relationship with God isContinue reading “Cain and Abel”
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A few words of introduction. My name is Fr Mick Elfred. I have been an Anglican Priest for forty years. I have a Hons degree in Theology and an M. Phil. I am also a UKCP registered Psychotherapist. For many years my main interest has been the interplay between Theological/Philosophical thinking and Psychological Concepts. The dialogue between these various disciplines has profoundly influenced how I read and understand the Bible. In the light of this I hope you enjoy my blog.
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