Ambition or Vocation?

14. January 2018
‘Follow Me’ (Mark 1, 7) Ambition has a ring to it; as if it’s not quite right; an air of selfishness attaches to it. Yet, Vocation seems entirely right, a…

Making Way – Making Waves

7. January 2018
‘…Preaching a Baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins…’ (Mark 1, 4). The cornerstone of the message of the New Testament is a call to repentance’…John the Baptist is…

The Eve of the New

31. December 2017
‘…Therefore, let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food or drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. They are only…
‘…And the Word became Flesh…’ (John 1 ,14) Eight days ago, after our Festival of nine lessons & carols I was ‘taken to task’ by someone. (I don’t mind being…
‘…He will reign on David’s Throne and over His Kingdom…’ (Isaiah 9, 7). One of the most evocative pieces of writing concerning the events surrounding the first Christmas is T.S.…

Christ the King

26. November 2017
‘…We have no King but Caesar…’  (John 19, 16) The nature of monarchy is such that the monarch is chosen for us. Whether we like it or not, there is…
‘…We have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God…’ (Rom. 6, 22) For many people, to be ‘free’ is what they wish for above everything else.…
The church of Luther’s day imposed itself upon the people according to the discipline of the sacramental system. Through the sacraments God’s grace was mediated to the worshipper, but without…
‘…We preach Christ crucified…’ The more Luther thought about things he reached the conclusion that if anyone wanted to understand anything about the nature and purpose of God as described…

It’s not fair

22. October 2017
Have you ever said, ‘It’s not fair!’  about something. A man called Charlie Boswell could have said it. `but he didn’t.  He was blinded during the second world war whilst…