Here are some other Kenning contributions from churches who have sampled the Kennings and Cookies Dessert.
From Robert Weston at Park URC, Reading – a result from their lent study group
Feeding of the 5000:
Kennings and Cookies: Vision for Life Day March 28th
People gathered from four of our churches to share together in exploring the Bible with Revd Janet Lees. Janet led us to focus on the Bible we carry around inside us, our “Remembered Bible.” After lunch we gathered in three groups to explore what we could remember together of the stories of the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son and the Lost Sheep. Janet introduced us to the idea of “kennings” which are expressions from Old English. A kenning is a word pair which names something in a roundabout way in terms of what it does; for example you might call a teaspoon a “coffee stirrer”, a hammer a “nail hitter” or a ship a “wave rider” and so on. We had great fun exploring our chosen parable by re-telling it with kennings. First we had to make a list of single words related to the story, then we tried to pair them up or add a new word to make the kennings, and finally put the kennings into an order which told the story well. The whole enterprise was made even more enjoyable by the plates of fairly traded cookies which aided our thinking-caps. This is what the three groups of cookie eaters and kenning writers came up with.
Martin Smith – Revidge fold URC – 09.04.09
inn keeper carer
pig food eater
The Lost Sheep