May 19, 2017
As we come to the end of this angry prophet’s story, we are confronted by a surreal situation – Jonah suddenly decides he’s going to build a hut, there’s a magical plant that grows and then dies, and it all seems to end on a question – nothing is resolved, and we are left wondering […]
January 16, 2017
As we revisit the story of Jonah this week again, we are once again confronted with a very confusing story. We would expect that with the rescue of Jonah and the repentance of the Nineties, the sort would finish on a triumphant note – God wins, and the peasants rejoice! But that’s not happening here […]
February 3, 2016
Things are looking up for Jonah – he’s got his ministry back, and he’s off to Nineveh to stick it to those heathen pagans. But how should we really measure success? Perhaps God has something different in mind.
January 11, 2016
Jonah’s made a bit of a mess of things so far – he disobeyed God’s command to preach to the Ninevites, and has ended up in the belly of the fish. He may have learnt a valuable lesson, but the mission is a shambles and he’s lost all credibility as God’s prophet. Where to from […]