Telling an old story in new language
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 @ 00:02
A visit to Iona alerts Paul Vallely to fresh ways to communicate faith
JOHN BELL, of the Iona Community, always prided himself on talking of God “in the language of the living room”. The great hymn-writer and preacher was not on Iona in person this Easter, but the influence of the notion of telling the old story in new language is deeply rooted on an island which, as long ago as the sixth century, was a centre of innovation.
Not that it is restricted to the Iona Community. We arrived on the remote Hebridean island for Holy Week late on Wednesday, and ...
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