Tag Archives: humility

Earthy humility, shameful suffering, effervescent joy.

This morning we are looking forward to Lent, and especially the way in which many of the folk of St Andrew’s different congregations are going to be exploring Lent with the help of this book,“Learning to dream again”. In the introduction the author suggests three themes that can help us to develop a Christian wisdom: […]

Greatness

How do you measure greatness? This question crops up perennially in the sports sections of the newspapers and internet. A few weeks ago Wayne Rooney scored against Switzerland and became England’s all time leading goalscorer. Cue lots of media discussion if this meant that he was now the greatest England striker of all time. Was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jonah – God’s change of mind

Welcome to the fifth week of our series exploring the book of Jonah, focussing especially on what it might have to say to us about conversion. Firstly a reminder of why we’re having this series. Our vision is for there to be a new congregation in Priorslee. This will mostly be made up of local […]

Weary at Christmas?

I wonder if you are feeling weary today? I know that I am, a little. I think it might be worth naming some of those things that might be making us feel weary. They might be health problems, either our own or those of people we are close to. Worry about finances, and how we’re […]

Advent 4 – Joseph

They say that you wait ages for a bus to come along, and then two come along together. Well, here I am again for the second time in a month and, not only that, it’s the same Sunday as I talked on last year, The last Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before Christmas. Last […]