Extra Kennings

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:

crowd gatherer

Jesus follower

need spotter

boy bringer

fish sharer

bread provider

thanks giver

food multiplier

lunch distributor

hillside sitters

basket fillers

grass litterer

orator listener

people pleaser

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

Good Samaritan

Jericho goer

road user

rock throwers

wound creator

blood spillers

pain giver

fear feeler

levite leaver

priest passer

hill climber

Samaritan helper

thirst quencher

bandage wrapper

life saver

pain reliever

worry reliever

donkey rider

inn provider

generous rescuer

money giver

inn keeper carer

thankful receiver

Prodigal Son

money demander

money grabber

home leaver

party goer

promiscuous womaniser

money waster

heavy drinker

lonesome loser

pigsty dweller

pig food eater

street sleeper

street liver

regret realiser

home returner

welcoming father

forgiving father

jealous brother

angry brother

calf eater

reassuring father

family restorer

missing mother

The Lost Sheep

thoughtless bleater

sheepfold deserter

wilderness wanderer

shepherd carer

safety leaver

99 retainer

compassionate seeker

lost survivor

frightened escaper

excited finder

thankful wanderer

sheep rescuer

happy saviour

shoulder bearer

loving redeemer

flock restorer

restoring pastor

Jesus gatherer

angelic rejoicers