Global - St John's Cathedral
This is a fan site for St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. We are not affiliated with the cathedral itself. Norwich is a stunning medieval city full of cobbled streets and beautiful ancient buildings. It is also famed for its literature, boasting a rich literary scene and nightlife as well as the University of East Anglia which has a vast alumni of published authors including Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro.
Christianity has a strange relationship with modernity. As with the rest of the Good Book, there are many views that we might apply to our text. We could look at Pharaoh’s revolution in the face of a miracle. We could examine this text as the start of the conflict that will develop over the next chapters and see the significance of Aaron’s serpent swallowing up the others. We could even examine the developing obedience and bravery of Moses. But I’d like to look at our text from a different perspective, a perspective that starts with a question. The question that I would like to ask of the text is not a big one, but I believe – and hope – that it will raise some more questions for you to ponder. My question is this. How did it happen? How did Moses and Aaron, and the Egyptian sages change their staffs into serpents? Let’s begin with this question and see what the Spirit has to say.
In any of the UK’s churches, these questions can be asked. Why not ask them in Norwich’s beautiful St John’s cathedral in the city centre?