Tag Archives: Christianity

Don’t Worry. Rejoice.

When I was last in a prison I was sorry to leave, but was also very glad that I didn’t have to stay. I’d been there as part of my work experience placement from college when I was training to be a vicar. I’d spent two weeks with the chaplains, getting a bit of a […]

Bleeding. Dying.

There is an American writer called A.J. Jacobs who a few years ago published a book called, ‘A Year of Living Biblically’ In this book he recounted his attempt to live for twelve months, keeping all of the Old Testament laws and regulations. He describes a time when he was having an argument with his […]

That I may hear

Today’s reading is from the account of Jesus’ life written by John. In the first half of his book, John shares some of Jesus’ teaching and the miraculous signs that he did to show that he was the Son of God. In the second half of his book, John shares in detail the things that […]

In Spirit and Truth

Today we’re thinking about worship, and in particular about worshipping God and what that means. In a minute we’re going to look in more detail at this conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well. Before we do that, though, I thought it might be useful to look at an example of worship that […]

The Rubber Hits the Road

You know, sometimes Jesus says some uncomfortable things and this morning’s reading from Mark’s eyewitness account of Jesus’ life has to contain some of his most uncomfortable teaching. We are just about exactly half way through Mark’s book, and this is the turning point. Up to now we’ve seen Jesus teaching, healing, and performing miracles […]

Don’t Worry. Be Ready.

This afternoon we’re thinking about the different times of life we go through, and the different things that life can throw at us, and how we can be ready for those things. In the part of the Bible that Andrew just read for us, Paul was writing to his Christian friends in a place called […]

So, what about bone cancer in children?

Last Sunday there was an interview with Stephen Fry broadcast in Ireland that got a fair amount of coverage in the newspapers and online discussions. It is fairly well known that he is an atheist, and he was appearing on a show called “The Meaning of Life” talking about all kinds of issues from his […]

Promise Maker – Promise Keeper

I, Timothy, take you, Elizabeth, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow. […]

A life or death situation

I was listening to the radio on Tuesday morning and there was a doctor talking about a case that he had been studying. There was a three year old girl, out for a walk with her parents on a cold winter’s morning. She had slipped away from them for a couple of moments and when […]

What shapes our thinking?

This morning we are focusing on what we have read in Paul’s letter to the Christians living in Rome. Paul has spent the first two thirds of his letter laying out his understanding of Christian doctrine. He has been explaining what Christians believe, and why they believe these things. He has talked about human sin […]