Passion Preaches – Perspective and Prophecy

I WROTE a series of blogs about my experience of playing Jesus in the production of The Nottingham Passion over Easter 2023.

Some of the themes I touched on in that series found their way into two talks which I presented at St Mary’s Church (Lowdham) and St Helen’s Church (Burton Joyce) on Sunday 30 April 2023.

With thanks to Reverend Anna Alls for having me along to speak. Link to Bible passage – Colossians 1:19-20


There was a fresh joy, a fresh delight, in each encounter. Even in a multitude, it was like Jesus could pick someone out and speak with them like they were the only one in the room. The only one who mattered.


Knowing about the future. Knowing all about the betrayals and the denials before the betrayers and the deniers did the betraying and denying. Jesus knew about Judas, about Peter. He knew that every other man in his inner circle would desert him. But he loved them anyway.

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