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Helen Paynter

Baptist Minister, Old Testament scholar, and Acting Co-ordinator of the Community Learning Programme at Bristol Baptist College.


Jubilee Ethics & the Refugee Crisis (Issue 67)

In the previous issue of Ministry Today, I considered the ethics revealed by the Jubilee text of Leviticus 25. We identified the theme of new creation, which was a liberating event for rich and poor alike. It was shown that the jubilee command was rooted in God’s prior blessings – ...

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The Ethics of Jubilee in Leviticus 25 (Issue 66)

Introduction Jubilee is a theme which runs richly through the Old and New Testaments, culminating, particularly famously, in Jesus’ pronouncement in the Nazareth synagogue (Luke 4.16-21). The commandments for the Jubilee and Sabbath years are set out most fully in Leviticus 25, a passage rich in theological meaning. This paper ...

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