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Dave Hop

Dave Hop

Contemporary Bible Communicator

Friday Extra: Dirt and Glory

‘God’s story from beginning to end tells of glory getting dirty and dirt getting blessed.’ So begins Pete Greig’s book Dirty Glory. I have only started reading chapter one (I … Read on

Monday Rewrite: Not Fair

The teenager stares at him. Speechless. Her face grubby from the day, and her nails chewed from a stressful life. She opens her mouth then clamps it shut again. Then … Read on

Wednesday Riff: Blame

That ever spreading stain, Smearing us and them. A game we play so easily, A game you refuse to join. Seeking another way, Another call. Sitting quietly while the fingers … Read on

Film Friday: The Aftermath

Lewis Morgan is a good man trying to be human in a terrible situation. After World War 2, as the allies settle in Germany and attempt to sort out the … Read on

31 Weird Places Podcast 2

The second in the new series of 2-minute Podcasts, 31 Weird Places to read a Bible…

Friday Extra: This Son of All Time

‘Son of all time, now where have you been?’ ‘Touring life’s corridors – and here’s what I’ve seen…’ A sky full of nothing, chaos and birth, A handful of dust … Read on

Film Friday: King of Thieves

When young tech expert Basil comes knocking on the door of ageing crook Brian the stage is set for the biggest jewel heist in history. They gather a gang of … Read on

Saturday Extra: A Chance

Simon stares at the space, the space where his brother should be. The gap, yawning wide. Like the chasm in his own life. Looking through to the emptiness beyond. Nothing … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part Seven

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… (If you missed part six, click here) Part Seven: The Bit with the Boat The pages of the … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part Six

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… (If you missed part five, click here) Part Six: The Bit with the Tiny Voice Thirty-eight soldiers came … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part Five

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… (If you missed part four, click here) Part Five: The Bit about the Bonfire Jed and Yolanda … Read on

Saturday Extra: Future Deal

A little parable… He was sitting on a rusty oil drum tossing sharp stones into the canal when the stranger appeared. ‘Do I know you?’ he snarled gently. ‘Don’t think … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part Four

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… (If you missed part three, click here) Part Four: The Bit with the Beanstalk The spit-covered man … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part Three

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… (If you missed part two, click here) Part Three: The Bit about the Fish Jed and Yolanda … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part Two

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… (If you missed part one, click here) Part Two: The Bit with the Giant The giant had … Read on

The Fun Dust Bible: Part One

A little bit mad, a little bit anarchic, but hopefully unexpected and engaging… Part One: The Bit Where Fun Dust is Born The door creaked open, dust filled the air, … Read on

Wednesday Riff: Seven Days

On the first day God made a table and it was good. On day two God made four chairs, and these were good. On the third day God made a … Read on

Saturday Extra: Thomas’s Week

It’s the first thought that hits him each morning, when the sun strikes his eyelids and he wakes to another long lonely day. The others still lie low, in spite … Read on

Saturday Rewrite: Special Delivery

The Jones family were sad and frustrated that Christmas Eve. Sniping at one another, no one in a festive mood, it felt like it had been a bad year without … Read on

Thursday Rewrite: No New King

From our reporter in Bethlehem. There is talk of a new king in town, but it isn’t going to happen, I can assure you. Herod won’t stand for any competition. … Read on

Thursday Extra: In The Shadows

It was Christmas Eve, and a dark one at that for Nat Wyldwink. As he trudged home in the half-light he kept glancing to his right and left, his shadow … Read on

An Advent Prayer

Lord, Christmas so clearly affects us, The plans, presents, parties, and preparations of all kinds. It affects our resources, our time, our energy, But what of Advent? The promise of … Read on