Scripture from the Margins

The Bible shows us again and again that God is on the side of the poor and the oppressed. People on the margins.

But too often, when we read scripture in our churches, we focus on other aspects of the story, or we are so familiar with the text that we don’t notice the challenging things it has to say to us.

Scripture from the Margins is a series of Bible studies that encourage people to focus on the voices and perspectives in scripture that we don’t usually hear in our churches.

They can be used for individual reflection, or in house groups and Bible study groups. They make great Lent programmes.

I wanted to thank you for putting together such an excellent course – accessible, opinionated, challenging, affirming and easy to lead and to build on.

So many courses are dull and simplistic – yours opened up new vistas. There was never a sense of being forced into a right answer or finding an easy solution. It was a complex course for complex times and a complex faith.

(Revd Richard Lamey, Rector of St Paul at Wokingham in the Diocese of Oxford)

We have also produced a bookmark for your Bible, with questions to help you find perspectives from the margins whenever you are reading scripture.

Click on the links to the right to download the materials.

Untold Stories: Bible studies on the Gospel of Matthew
Dangerous Stories: Bible studies on the parables
Bible bookmark
Bible bookmark

Reflecting on the first two years of Food Power

Speaking Truth to Power: reflections from our North East gathering

What does it mean to be a church on the margins?