Jonah 3: “Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:
“By the decree of the king and his nobles:
Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
Jonah 4: But the Lord said, “Should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left?”
This city stands far across the oceans (out of the reach of Church lawyers and PR specialists) and is a place which speaks truth and calls for repentance. You will be able to read inconvenient and uncomfortable truths in our city but we hope you will raise your voices to join ours in calling for the Church of England to turn from their ways and avoid the destruction of this fine and holy institution. Please read our writings and hear more about what has and is being done which should not ever be part of the conduct of a holy institution.
A new academic year begins at Christ Church Oxford, with many important questions about their abusive treatment of Professor Martyn Percy, which has cost them in total more than £6m, remaining unanswered. We have published three exam papers for the Trustees to sit – maybe some students would like to ask these questions during lectures ? And then there is the missing wine. The college may hope this will all just fade away, but here in Nineveh we have long memories……
Late last night, a copy of the official Notice of Warning issued by the UK Charity Commission to the Trustees of Christ Church was delivered for their profligate mismanagement of the Percy case. Read more about it here. Will the Trustees do the honorable thing and resign ? Unlikely we think.
Christ Church have issued a long statement about the case of Professor Martyn Percy. We have been inundated with rebuttals of it. You read it. You decide what is the truth here.
We are grateful to Angus who realised that these very interesting documents which turned up on the ground near a recycling bin in London might be of interest to the good citizens of Nineveh. They shed some interesting light on the goings-on in the Percy Case. Read and judge for yourself. We are also now grateful to whoever went to the trouble of sending us a thumb drive with some more interesting information. Follow the links for another interesting read.
The Church of England’s Independent Safeguarding Board has published its Terms of Reference for an enquiry into events at Christ Church and the involvement of the Diocese of Oxford and other parts of the Church of England in this monumental debacle. These been reviewed by Victims, Supporters and Legal Specialists and found to be seriously flawed. Read and judge for yourself.
Visit the Courts of Nineveh to read the questions which our advocates wish to pose to the Right Reverend Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, about different aspects of the conduct of him as Bishop, the staff of the Diocese of Oxford and consultants and advisers hired by his Diocese. We look forward to seeing him publish his answers.