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   News & Clips | Week 2
Here are the news stories for Week 2 of the first sailing of the Ark, covering Days 7-13. Here are the highlights of the week...
  • First Sunday service includes hair washing
  • John complains about "failed kingdom" in the Crow's Nest
  • Jezebel arrives onboard... on a sunlounger
  • Love blossoms between Samson and Martha
  • First round of nominations proves traumatic
  • Samson asks Martha to marry him
  • Arkmates take pictures for Arkmate of the Month calendar
  • Neb and Jez incur divine wrath
  • Job is the first arkmate to walk the plank
  • John hears Canaanite deity in the toilet
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Post-plank interview with Job
Post-plank interview with Job
Day 11 (1 May) – After a teary farewell on the plank, Job's alter ego, David Fletcher, checked into Ark Chat for a post-plank interview. more...
Divine service threat by Canaanite queen
Divine service threat by Canaanite queen
Day 13 (3 May) – The Ark's divine service tomorrow may come under fire, if a plot between Jezebel and Neb comes to fruition. more...
Hit me baby (one more time)
Hit me baby (one more time)
Day 13 (3 May) – Tonight's nominations for the plank brought relief to some and dismay to others, as Eve and Simon Peter were nominated. more...
Moses has crisis of faith
Moses has crisis of faith
Day 12 (2 May) – Moses today revealed that he's having a lot of trouble believing in God right now. "God's avoiding me," he confessed. more...
Paul's third letter to the Corinthians (cont.)
Paul's third letter to the Corinthians (cont.)
Day 12 (2 May) – Paul's new epistle to the Corinthians continues with a frank summary of Paul's feelings about the Ark's journey so far. more...
Job takes the plunge! Arkmates devastated!
Job takes the plunge! Arkmates devastated!
Day 11 (1 May) – Job walked the plank after receiving 56 percent of the public vote. How have the other arkmates reacted to his departure? more...
Is there a Canaanite Deity in the toilet?
Is there a Canaanite Deity in the toilet?
Day 11 (1 May) – John was convinced something divine was in the loo last night. "I can hear noises from in here," he said. "Strange noises." more...
Job walks the plank and is Job walks the plank and is "unmasked"
Day 11 (1 May) – Job became the first arkmate to walk the plank tonight. We can now reveal the person who played him. more...
Neb gives God lip. God Neb gives God lip. God "not pleased"
Day 10 (30 April) – The Almighty is truly in an Old Testament mood: "What part of 'stay in the dining room' do you not understand, Neb?" more...
Arkmate of the month
Arkmate of the month
Day 10 (30 April) – The Arkmate's were told to take photos of themselves for the Ark's upcoming charity calendar. Did they succeed in their task? more...
Samson pops the question
Samson pops the question
Day 9 (29 April) – While the eyes of the world were on the nominations in the crow's nest, Samson took the opportunity to pop the question. more...
Samson and Martha go a-courting
Samson and Martha go a-courting
Day 10 (30 April) – Samson and Martha continued getting to know each other yesterday, as love bloomed on the Ark. "Pass me a bucket," said Neb. more...
Simon Peter on the rocks
Simon Peter on the rocks
Day 9 (29 April) – The revelation that he is one of the first potential plank walkers has knocked Simon Peter for six. more...
The first rule of Smite Club is...
The first rule of Smite Club is...
Day 9 (29 April) – The first round of nominations today proved traumatic for all concerned. Maggie tried to nominate herself. more...
Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Day 8 (28 April) – Jezebel appeared on the Ark this evening in a provocative and revealing little number, setting pulses racing. more...
Angry prophet spills in Crow's Nest
Angry prophet spills in Crow's Nest
Day 8 (28 April) – John in the Crow's Nest revealed his disappointment with the way the last 2,000 years have turned out. more...
Eve's birthday party (no apples, please)
Eve's birthday party (no apples, please)
Day 8 (28 April) – Eve's birthday was celebrated in fine style with a divine and wholly disembodied rendition of "Happy Birthday". more...
Simon preaches, Job prays...
Simon preaches, Job prays...
Day 7 (27 April) – After a delayed start, Sunday night's divine service including preaching, hair washing and a walk round the ship. more...
Martha and Mary Magdalene catch up
Martha and Mary Magdalene catch up
Day 7 (27 April) – Maggie and Martha managed to have that conversation they've been meaning to have for, oh, about 2,000 years now. more...
The 13th Arkmate is... Jezebel!
The 13th Arkmate is... Jezebel!
Day 7 (27 April) – Jezebel, the colourful wife of King Ahab of Israel, was voted into the Ark tonight with a convincing win of 59 per cent. more...
Tonight's service onboard the Ark...
Tonight's service onboard the Ark...
Day 7 (27 April) – Looking for details of tonight's service onboard the Ark? It starts at 10.15pm (UK time). Here's the info. more...
 
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