Transforming Repentance: Coming Home to God

Bible studies for Lent 2019 offered by the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland will be presented by a group of young writers from the RevoLectionary team organised by UCD chaplain Scott Evans. RevoLectionary is a weekly blog written by young Christians, reflecting on the gospel readings for the coming week.

The Lent gospel readings from Luke, which include the parable of the prodigal son, have inspired the title “Transforming Repentance: Coming Home to God”. Repentance, of course, is a key Christian command, but the English word fails to convey the drama of the Greek metanoia, which implies…

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