This year a young girl took her life believing that God didn’t love lesbians. Meanwhile the churches give the impression that the ‘gay’ debate is all about what clergy can and can’t do, rather than how we all deal with diversity. Every year at Greenbelt, John astounds us with his wisdom. This year, expect the unexpected — as well as his usual wisdom — as John shares more than just his astonishing biblical interpretation with us.
Speaker and hymnwriter John Bell was once described in his denomination’s magazine as looking like a ‘pantomime navvy’.