In this episode we talk to the hymnwriter John Bell, who is a member of the Iona community, about the roots and traditions of Celtic Christianity, which took shape in the British Isles and modelled a very different way to the Roman church that followed shortly after.

Interview starts at 14m 40s

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BOOK

Living with the Psalms

QUOTES

“All through the bible you see how God waits until people think they’ve got their image of God right, and then God changes the image.”

“What God would you rather believe in – the one who you never see but you believe began the universe, or the one who has revealed the nature of divinity by sharing the riskiness of life among us?”

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  1. Your devotions and contemplations are the things that have been Most constant and sustaining for my husband and I as we’ve been deconstructing and reconstructing these past few years. Thank you!

  2. Berthy Jul 16, 2022

    What a great interview. Thank you so much. I can relate to the idea of the small book and the big book. I am in nature every day ,singing, listening, talking and thanking God for so much beauty.
    I also found the Psalms difficult but the more I read them the more I love them.
    Everybody can sing, John said at one of the singing days we had in Aberdeen. I loved the way John taught us new things.
    Thank you

  3. Michael Aug 1, 2022

    “All through the bible you see how God waits until people think they’ve got their image of God right, and then God changes the image.” If only the vast majority of Christians would take this on board, seriously.

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