John Bell & Wild Goose Resource Group
From a black Jesus to a great lake of beer; the Highland clearances to Protestant iconoclasm; the pandemic to paedophilia … just a sample of the wide-ranging issues covered in this collection of short broadcast pieces and longer festival seminars. And through them all – faith, hope, life and love.
An updated and revised version of Ian Bradley's acclaimed biography of Columba, which examines Columba's character, life and achievements and explores the key themes of Columban Christianity – politics, penitence and pilgrimage.
Meditations & Reflections
A book of reflections, meditations and prayers for Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension and Pentecost arising out of conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope.
Issues & Inspirations
A guide to a pilgrimage route in one of the most majestic landscapes in the UK, that of the Lake District. Also provides an historical backdrop to the region and St Kentigern, who is also known as St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow.
The life story (so far) of Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church. Includes resources and activities to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject of gender identity.
A collection of Donald Eadie's reflections, letters, prayers and poems relating to the letting go of his old life as a result of illness and becoming a pilgrim in the borderlands, the place of exploration and discovery.
The second volume of John Bell's collected scripts from BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day' on a diverse selection of topics. Also includes three longer pieces by John.
Explores facets of the personal life, relationships and ministry of Jesus which are seldom the stuff of preaching or conversation, but which are all rooted in the Gospels and are necessary if we are to be freed from the passive stereotypes which still dominate thinking about Christ.
Scripts from John Bell's broadcasts on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day, representing the prickly interface between faith and politics from the perspective of a Christian believer.
When Jacqueline Ley's 23-year-old son told her that he was gay, she was shocked and hurt. Her fundamentalist Christian background told her that homosexuality was sinful and that her son had placed himself beyond the pale. But she underwent a remarkable transformation of attitude
First published in 1951, this book had its origin in a discussion as to whether the prime determining factor in human social relations is economic, as claimed by the Marxist world, and acted on implicitly by most of the rest of the world. Ralph Morton therefore begins with a study of the teaching of the Bible on economic and social life.
In this second collection of sermons and addresses, John L. Bell proves that he is not one to shy away from the challenges provided by biblical stories. Likewise he proves startlingly adept at articulating the often uncomfortable questions the Bible poses for contemporary life. Paul, Job, Jeremiah, Elijah and Zachariah are among the biblical characters the author examines.
Spirituality is not a permanent high, a continual blissed out state. To experience the heights, one has also to know the depths. In this book based on speeches and sermons delivered in marquees, cathedrals and local churches, John Bell deals with issues as diverse as private devotion and public debt.