In part one of this blog post I reflected on some of the world’s most searched for verses in 2016 on the Bible app YouVersion. One of the threads in the blog post was the need for hope in complex times. The post finishes in the words of David, the writer of much of the book of Psalms. I had finished in the words of Psalm 23v5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” A few years ago I wrote this poem as a
The Bible app YouVersion released some new information at the start of the year. They analysed the searches on the app and looked at the most commonly searched for verses. Not only that but they also isolated each country’s search habits. YouVersion is installed on over 250million phones and tablets around the globe, so their statistics are worth taking note of and provide some interesting insights. The most read verse last year was Zechariah 14:9 (“The Lord will be king o
Let me tell you some stories. As the title may suggest, they are short. There’s a few of them but bear with me. Story one. I went for a coffee with a friend of mine, a guy called Paul. Paul and I got chatting about Jesus…or to be more exact we were chatting about how to talk about Jesus…or to really more exact we got talking about how Jesus talks about himself. We realised that Jesus talks about himself with very different language in different contexts. End of story one. I
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