These are stories I have written about people in the Bible or people connected to people (or stories) in the Bible.  I have usually told them in Church instead of a sermon that day in an attempt to connect with hearts rather than just heads.
They are opportunities to meet Bible characters as real, live, just-like-you-and-me, people.  They are an attempt to put flesh onto the bare bones of the Bible story but, while they are intended to be true to the scriptures they will only drill down to one aspect of the Bible story or character. (See also Biblical storytelling

Please do not distribute these stories in written or electronic form without checking with me (they do belong to me and being visible in the public domain doesn’t change that); a comment on this site will get a quick enough response.
Otherwise, do adapt and use them in your own context.  But please do two things: acknowledge the source and please let me know what you did and how it went.

November 6, 2010

A tax audit, Jericho style

A visit from the tax man is a terrifying thing.  But what if he’s the one who killed your father?

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July 24, 2010

Ten Bridesmaids: A Soccer Story

What has the story Jesus told about ten bridesmaids got to do with soccer?
Perhaps this is how Jesus would have told the story in South Africa today?

“We dreamed of the day a talent scout would come to our neck of the woods and spot us. We’d be the talk of the town. What a life we’d have………


May 1, 2010

Peter at Caesarea: I was there!

One of Peter’s companions tells the story of his own struggle with Gentiles, Romans, and the death of Jesus–and spills the beans on some childhood secrets about Peter.

March 30, 2010


Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

Image via Wikipedia

A woman on the outskirts of the crowd tells of the journey down to Jerusalem for the Passover, their arrival there, and the events of the the first Palm Sunday.
Could this be the same Jesus who was born in our stable so long ago?


March 7, 2010

The Treasure Hidden in a Field

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who finds a treasure hidden in a field. The man went and sold everything he had and bought that field.”
Who was the man? What had he found? What would he do? What would his WIFE do?

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