People write about the biblical account of the Flood from different angles (even Noah – the latest movie on the theme, which, despite its departures from the biblical text, did helpfully emphasise the narrative’s theological balance of judgment and mercy). My interest, however, here is in the text’s narrative theology.

Paul declares that we are the body of Christ with many members (Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Cor. 12:12, 20). He then elaborates on some of the varied gifts God has graciously given us to serve the rest of Christ’s body.