Tag Archives: community

Self-ish or Other-ish

Over the last week or so I have been doing a fair amount of thinking and reflecting on the way in which, in the Christian worldview, the flourishing of the individual and the flourishing of the community are inextricably related. Yesterday morning was our All-In service. You can see the handiwork of our young people […]

Thy Kingdom Come – in Wellington

Who’d be a King? Not Prince Harry if the reports this week are anything to go by, in fact according to interviews he has given, not many of the Royal family themselves. In some ways, I can see his point. I’m not sure I’d welcome the amount of scrutiny and lack of privacy that goes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking at your elbow

I wonder if you might try something for me. Would you look at your elbow? Not the bit on the inside, but the pointy bit on the outside. It’s really quite a difficult thing to do, isn’t it? If I’d asked you to look at spot just between your shoulder blades, then you’d have known […]

Insisting on hope

“Those who will not work, shall not eat.” That was the phrase that grabbed my attention as I was looking at the Bible readings for this morning. “Those who will not work, shall not eat.” The reason that it grabbed my attention is that it sounded like it could have been a headline from one […]

Community in Kindness

This week we continue our series of services on the theme of building community. Each week we have been looking at the ways in which the work of God, the Holy Spirit, can be seen in the building up of our community. We have looked at love, joy, peace, and now we come to kindness. […]