The Writing’s on the Wall

On a wintery night, members of our SGCS community gathered together to learn more about the importance of the Bible in society. Over the course of the evening, Dr Natasha Moore, Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity explained the origins of phrases like the “writing’s on the wall”, “apple of my eye”, “my brother’s keeper”, “escape by the skin of your teeth and eat, drink” and “be merry”.

Dr Moore challenged the audience to consider the question “is it possible to understand literature, music, politics, history, architecture and pop culture without an understanding of the Bible?”

The evening was a great opportunity to learn more about why a knowledge of the Bible is essential for understanding Australian social, political and cultural life.

Our thanks to Dr Natasha Moore for presenting a lively, thought-provoking seminar.