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Heroes of Faith – Joseph

Occasionally on my day off in the summer I enjoy watching the coverage of the cycling grand tours, the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, or the Vuelta Espana. There’s something about watching the beautiful continental landscape slide by, with the gentle commentary passing the hours. However, the coverage in the UK is never on […]

Walk the Way

Last week we were exploring what it means for us to prepare the way of the Lord now. We talked about the importance of believing that Jesus is going to return, of sharing that good news with others, and of being that good news by caring tenderly for others. This week, we’re thinking about another […]

Who gives a fig?

Welcome to Advent. I’m not sure why, but I do seem to have a habit of turning up at St Catherine’s on the first Sunday of Advent. And here we are again, at the beginning of a new church year, looking forward to Christmas. In previous years, I’ve brought along a round tuit, talked about […]

Facing Opposition

I wonder if you ever get the feeling that there’s always something getting in the way. Somehow life has become one big obstacle course. Now obstacle races can be fun at a school sports day, and some people enjoy adventure racing over assault courses, but when life itself – work, family life, friendships, projects, become […]

Centered on the Word

I feel like recently I’ve been starting a lot of sermons with references to TV programmes. I wonder if that’s anything to do with lock down? Anyway, I wonder if there are any other fans of the The Great Pottery Throwdown out there? For those of you not in the know, it’s like Bakeoff, but […]

That you might believe

“These are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.” This is why John wrote what we now call John’s gospel. The word, “gospel” means, “good news”, and the good news that John saw in […]

After you…

I’m approaching the time of life at which I’m starting to think that before long I am likely to have to start wearing glasses, especially if I want to be able to keep reading without holding everything at arms length. I wonder how I’m going to feel about that. For those of you who have […]

Restoring Preaching

Every day, at exactly the same time, Margaret would go to the bathroom cabinet, open it, and take out a huge bottle of castor oil. Then she would head to the kitchen to get a tablespoon. At the sound of the drawer opening and the silverware rattling, Patches, her Yorkshire terrier, would run and hide […]

A Chapter Break

Does anyone know who the UK’s best selling author of the 1990’s was? It is, of course, Terry Pratchett. He also happens to be one of my favourite authors, especially his Discworld series. There is, however a slight problem, with the books in this series. There are no chapter breaks. The writing just goes on […]

Bible Sunday 2015

Every year we go to New Wine, a great big Christian conference/holiday. One of the things about that type of event is that you have the opportunity to get some in depth Bible teaching. One year, there was something about the way the guy doing the Bible teaching held his Bible that really hit me. […]