On Sunday we’re going to be starting a new series on the book of Amos. A big theme of Amos is justice. In fact, you might already be familiar with a verse from Amos without even knowing it. In his April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, MLK quotes Amos 5:24…Read More
At this time every year I listen to my favourite Christmas songs.
Christmas carols and songs are packed full of deep truths…gospel truths…and I find they speak deeply to my soul. I love the way songwriters can beautifully capture truth in a few words.Read More
More and more I’m learning to be content in the mystery. You know, those places where we have questions, but no answers. Those places, that despite our best efforts, we just can’t package up into a neat box.
“Keep Christianity Weird”.
That’s the title of a short book I’ve just read. It’s subtitled ‘Embracing the Discipline of Being Different’.
And I’m just going to let the blurb speak for itself…Read More
Over half-term we went to the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. The Ceremony which is the official locking up of the Tower, has been going on for almost 700 years, and is said to be the oldest military ceremony in the world.Read More
Last Sunday we celebrated harvest. In a simple way we thought about how God provides for us through countless people all playing their part. It’s not just farmers farming and shopkeepers selling, but it’s the tractor manufacturer, the mechanic, the delivery driver…Read More
If you’ve got a bit of time, I would love to encourage you to read through the story of Joseph. You’ll find it in Genesis 37-45. You might know it quite well, anyway…but if not, it’s a great story.Read More
Judges and umpires have been in the news a fair bit recently. There was the incident with Serena Williams and the tennis umpire. And then there’s the nominee for the Supreme Court in the US who is currently in the news.Read More
Folks, on Sunday we started our series on forgiveness by looking at the story of Philemon. It’s a tiny book….25 verses long, near the back of the New Testament, and on first reading through you might well think ‘what’s this got to say to us today?’Read More
The boat makes its way into the natural harbour, a refuge from the waves, hidden around a protective shoulder of rock. Spray wets our faces.Read More
Sometimes we just need to linger.
Slow down. Pause. stop. Cease. Wait. Ponder.
It's okay....it's allowed.