Talks, Papers, Lectures

Old Testament

Exploring Stories from the Book of Exodus

  • Session 1: Miserable Slaves in Egypt (Exod. 1:1-2:25): Notes, Questions
  • Session 2: A (Reluctant) Man and a Mission (Exod. 3:1-4:17): Notes, Questions
  • Session 3: Sea Dragons, Frogs, Gnats, Flies – and Other Unpleasant Things (Exod. 7:8-11:10): Notes, Questions
  • Session 4: Starving to Death? (Exod. 16:1-36): Notes, Questions

Song of Songs

Commentary on the Song of Songs (2012)

“Du bist so schön, meine Geliebte”: Die Bewunderung des Körpers in Hohelied 4,1-7 (2013)

Reflections on the Song of Songs, Eros, Body, Sexuality and

The Rhetoric of Body, Desire and Consummation in the Song of Songs (2012)


“Hear This Word against You”: A Fresh Look at the Arrangement and the Rhetorical Strategy of the Book of Amos (2000)

New Testament


Revelation, Violence and Empire (2013, 2016): Handout, Notes, Slides


A Good, Physical Creation (2011)

Loss, Transition – and the Gospel of Lament (2020)

Biblical and Theological Reflection on Asylum Seekers and Refugees

On Welcoming Asylum Seekers and Refugees (Solway Deanery Clergy Residential, 2016) – the following slides go with these notes:

On Welcoming Asylum Seekers and Refugees (LCTP Residential Weekend, 2015)

Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Some Biblical and Theological Reflections (Whalley Deanery Synod Talk, 2015)