Dr Rod Pattenden has contributed to the newly developed online resource The Visual Commentary on Scripture, a project being led by Professor Ben Quash of Kings College London. This resource provides short commentaries on scriptural texts through the lense of three artworks provided by leading scholars from around the world. This resource gives preachers and scholars an expanded interpretation of familiar texts through the use of images. Rod Pattenden chose three disparate images to explore the advice given in the letter of James to curb the fire of the tongue.
Rod Pattenden is also on the organising committee for a conference to be held in Melbourne next 16 - 19 July 2020 in arts and theology titled Vison, Voice and Vocation which has just issued a call for papers and creative presentations.