‘…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…
‘…Faith is assurance of things hoped for…’ (Hebrews 11, 1a) The Church of Luther’s day thrived on the inherent uncertainty of the human condition. Whilst Christianity taught that it was…
‘…All Scripture is God breathed…’ (2 Timothy 3, 16). Martin Luther was his own man, but his contribution to Christian history was shaped albeit indirectly by other factors. The Renaissance…
‘…And your neighbour as yourself…’ (Luke 10, 27b). Sometimes, it’s best to quit when you are ahead. The young man had asked his question and in response to Jesus had…