I’ve taken advantage of a few days’ leave to tackle one of those tasks I’ve never really found the energy to get round to: cataloguing, winnowing, and keywording my photos. Here are ten of those I was pleased (for one reason or another) to reacquaint myself with.
It’s always interesting to read a book which works hard to overturn a consensus. I’ve just finished a scholarly monograph which attempts to do just that: The Pauline Church and the Corinthian Ekklēsia by Richard Last.
Last’s aim is to set the Corinthian church in the context of Greco-Roman associations. He thinks previous scholarship has overestimated both the size and the distinctiveness of the Corinthian church. As he makes his case he pays particular attention to questions of membership dues, elections of officers, and honorific awards. Continue reading “Clubbing together in Corinth (a review)”
I was intrigued by the lectionary options when planning ahead for the licensing and admission of new LLMs (Readers). This will take place on 16 September, which is also the feast of St Ninian (technically a lesser festival). According to the Church of England’s provision, the recommended gospel for the Eucharist is Mark 16:15-end. Continue reading “Bible or not Bible: a canon with fuzzy edges”
I make no great claims for my ability with video, but since yesterday I was filling in, in the absence of professional colleagues, I thought I’d use the opportunity of a very enjoyable afternoon to start learning some new skills.
The event was Holland House’s Interfaith Picnic (co-organised with Worcestershire Interfaith Forum) which included a fantastic vegan buffet meaning everyone could share the same food. The skills I was trying out for the first time were editing in Final Cut Pro X, and recording sound (for the interviews) separately on a Zoom (with a cheap lapel mike) and synchronising it in post.
This is what I made of it: