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The Baptist’s cry

It is about disruption, says Paula Gooder

I HAVE always found John the Bap­tist a poignant character. John is such an essential figure in the story of Jesus: he proclaims Jesus’s coming, points people to Jesus, waits eagerly for him, and yet stands permanently on the outside.

His position appears to be sim­ply one of herald, pointing beyond himself, looking forwards, but never arriving. He stands Janus-like, with one face pointing backwards to the old and another pointing forwards to the new.

In many ...

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It's both hands together

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Tue 26 Jul 16 @ 17:18
RT @ShaunJClarksonJust been searching the (free access in July) @ChurchTimes archive for "Goole" Fascinating to see what's changed in 150 years & what hasn't

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