Monday, 27 July 2009
The BBC have brought back their brilliant series Outnumbered, the semi-improvised sit-com about family life, with the funniest, cutest kids you've ever seen...
Unafraid to tackle theological issues, here's some clips:
This is where the kids let rip on a vicar at a wedding reception:
And here the daughter encounters Satan at school:
And here she buries a mouse caught in a trap:
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
From this week's Now Show on Radio 4...
Marcus Brigstocke responding to Anne Widdecombe's comments about biblical literacy.
Friday, 17 July 2009
The Society for Old Testament Society Book List 2009 has just published a review of my book by John R. Bartlett, who is the former Principal of the Church of Ireland Theological College, and Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He writes:
Woodman eases the reader gently into his complex subject via brief but enlightening comments about genres and apocalyptic content, and different ways (historicist, preterist, futurist, idealist) of reading Revelation. Here his account of millennialism, amillennialism, post- and pre-millennialism is vital preliminary reading. There follows a useful summary of the book 'as seen through the eyes of the author'. The central section introduces us to the main players in the drama-Jesus, God and the Spirit; the People of God; the Inhabitants of Heaven and Earth; the Forces of Evil. The various images and their antecedents are closely examined and identified, for example the beast from the sea symbolizes Babylon/Rome, and the beast from the earth 'depicts Nero as the blasphemous mythology of
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
I taught on a Youth Pastor degree program for several years, and generally I love 'em.
Here's a video from Ignatius the Ultimate Youth Pastor who explains the secrets of his success.