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Dave Hop

Dave Hop

Contemporary Bible Communicator

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

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

Tuesday Extra: Changing Professions

Started out as a humble carpenter-builder, Fixing furniture and houses with his earthly dad. Working with wood and stone, Crafting something good from very little. Ended up as a Sunday … Read on

Christmas Resources and Ideas

A collection of Christmas pieces, admittedly many of them shared before, but gathered together in case you find them useful. The first few are responsive stories, involving the audience. You … Read on

Thursday Extra: Imagine a Perfect World

Imagine a perfect world, full of splendour, excitement, peace and all the good things that make life worth living. With all the best entertainment, food, sports, music, theme parks, shops, … Read on

Thursday Extra: Russian Dolls

There’s a Russian Doll on the mantelpiece, resembling folks like me. Not so much the face and shape – the layers we can’t see. I doubt we mean to make … Read on

Saturday Extra: Face to Face

I saw him in a bar, didn’t like the look of him at all, wasn’t what I was expecting. Hair a little too ragged, a little too long. He’d shaved … Read on

Thursday Extra: Two Famous Men

Two famous men, both wanted, both guilty. By the end of the day one will be dead, the other never more alive. The first guilty man wakes, sits up, feels … Read on

Friday Extra: Tale of Tales

As I was out walking one day I came across a boy fleeing home towards a risky adventure, his pockets stuffed with his father’s cash. I climbed a fence and … Read on

Wednesday Riff: Together

How very good and pleasant it is when people live together in harmony. When forgiveness oils the wheels of relationships, When kindness is the currency. When understanding is the language … Read on

Saturday Extra: The Cost

Zebedee and his son James have a bit of a chat. James. Dad you know he we really love working with you? Zeb. (cautiously ) Is this about money, are … Read on

Saturday Extra: The Musician

Some people seem to carry their past in the way they walk. It’s all there on show. In a shuffle or a stoop or a spring in the step. Their … Read on

Wednesday Riff: Anger & Love

The Lord is gracious and compassionate Slow to anger and rich in love Unlike us Our anger, our love, just pale corrupted imitations His anger, his love, creative, full of … Read on

Film Friday: Hidden Figures

It is 1961. When Mary Jackson decides she wants to be an engineer at NASA she discovers she requires an extra qualification, one that she can only get at a … Read on