Kathleen & John #1

Thanks for joining our circle of friends.

John and I hope we can encourage and inspire you to pray and read the Bible daily.

Cheers, Kathleen


7 Comments on Thank-You

  1. John & Kathleen,
    I am so glad to have stumbled upon this blog. I am working on an MA in Biblical Studies & an MA in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and the Psalms have helped me bridge the gap between the scripture I study and the people I counsel. At the advice of my pastor, I got Dr. Goldingay’s commentaries on the Psalms (I actually asked for them as a birthday gift & opened the present at a BBQ restaurant to the intrigue of onlookers…good story!). I’ve been so helped by them as I read, study, teach, & most of all pray the Psalms. I was wondering if you could help me understand more of the role the Psalms function in your spiritual formation & family worship. I loved hearing about you all praying for Darfur with the Psalms of protest. Any other insights?

    Sincerely thank you both,
    Benjamin Kandt

  2. Hello Benjamin,
    Thanks for your comment on the blog. Did you read “The Sting in the Psalms”, it can be found on and has some more on our use of the psalms. We still read one every day at lunchtime and are amazed how relevant they are for current events or for issues in the lives of our friends and family. John and I are glad the work is useful, as John says: “Every once in a while God sends someone to tell you what you are doing is worthwhile,” you are that person this month! Blessings to you, Kathleen and John

  3. Dear Prof. Goldingay,

    A few years back, I had lost my trust in the Bible after reading James Barr’s ‘The Bible in the Modern World’. At that time your ‘Models for Scripture’ came to my rescue. I have many times thanked God for that book. Interestingly, I had picked up the title from a seconds sale (in India) nearly ten years back and it was lying forgotten in my book shelf. At the proper time, I stared reading it and bounced back stronger in my understanding of God’s word.

  4. As a person who has been through a GCI work-over vis-a-vis Mr Herbert W. Armstrong because of an unwillingness to ‘throw the baby – HWA – out with the proverbial bathwater’ I was stunned by the early chapters of The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. An Anglican priest defending and, in effect, raising Mr Armstrong to the status of an Apostle (to which he was ordained as in his second ordination certificate) was super. Of course no such thing happened on your part but, in my opinion, you certainly reduced J Tkach Jnr’s theological meanderings to the far outer wilderness. Amazing.

  5. John and Kathleen, thank you for this resource. I have found it helpful. I have a question about the Hebrew word that John mentioned in “Another Day, Another Shooting: The Bible and Terrorist Violence” John said that, “Genesis uses the same word when it says that God himself suffers as he watches the world doing what it does.” What might that Hebrew word be?

  6. My wife and I use the For Everyone series for our morning study. Currently, we are in 1 Kings. On page 90, John wrote: “I am inclined to think that nothing I do in seeking to fulfill my vocation achieves anything.” I wish to assure John that his efforts do achieve what God wants done, in my opinion. I have been a Bible student for 72 years, have been a pastor, evangelist, church planter, denominational worker. My degrees include a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Christian Education, and a Doctor of Divinity. My library has included many books on the Bible, which I have donated many to an organization to distribute to mission organizations. John’s work is profound and God uses it to direct me in my life. Thank you for all you do in promoting God’s purposes.

  7. A Nottingham University old-boy (and of other places), a priest on RC diocese of Nottingham (don’t like the R of RC), teaching Tanak and NT, and bits in between and after, I find myself with 19 Saturday beginners in a classroom exploration of the Word, though they are rich in church living (and teaching experience). I have always (for fifty-one years) had academic and “non-academic” adult explorers. Just lately I have found your Introduction closer to my way of doing things (I hope my jokes are up to your standards) and we are all enriched by your scholarship, especially by your gift to us in the ease with which you engage and inform our faith.

    Since my students are computer literate and I still use a pen
    (and chalk), I am delighted to encourage them to use your web resources and to do so myself.

    I should point out I began with Bob Leaney and much later was enriched by a St John’s man, Anthony Thistleton, now retired in Chilwell. I am in Beeston.

    Best wishes to you both,


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