Biblical truth: how to find what you are looking for

What does the Bible teach? Well, pretty well anything, depending on who is speaking. Do we just accept what we were taught when we were young, or recite a few favourite texts and ignore the rest, or feel well and truly turned off by all the claims?

Here’s my potted history of biblical meaning. It is derived from a number of biblical scholars, the main one being John Barton.

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How do bishops move?

This post is at the request of Laura Sykes, editor of Lay Anglicana. In a Facebook dialogue she published a cartoon, as below, mentioning that bishops move diagonally.

I haven’t completely forgotten my chess-playing days, so here is some more information. It may or may not be a helpful meditation on episcopacy today.

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