I’ve already a podcast on Jonah 1:7-8 Direct speech in biblical narratives if you want a fill in between the last podcast and this one. Had you noticed? We were eight verses into the book and Jonah had not said one word. In Jonah 1:1-8 not a peep out of Jonah the prophet, so 1:9 where he finally speaks has to be significant…   https://5minutebible.com/audio/jonah_1_9.mp3Read More →

In just two chapters we get some of the most beautiful and inspiring, and some of the grubbiest and most bloodthirsty stories in the Bible. It is no wonder that telling the stories of David (with Saul and Solomon and perhaps the rest) as a serial, like a soap opera has the audience panting for more 🙂 In this podcast I’ll again point to clues to how we can, and (often of more use) how we should NOT “read” Bible stories. I’ll also make a shameless plug for my Not Only a Father an online book about the use of motherly language and imagery toRead More →