Take a few moments from your busyness to sit with this picture, and wonder. I wonder what it felt like to be there. I wonder what the people are looking at. I wonder what they are saying and not saying. I wonder what is happening outside. I wonder when that started. Credits Das Abendmahl or … More Being -Evening Meal
Andy: Ah brill – I love this story! It’s one of my favourites. Nasty Zac – the little hairy short dude who no-one liked, then he goes and gives away loads of dosh and then Jesus liked him.
Rod: Errrmmmm … but … … More Luke 19:1-10
Spend some moments looking at this image. Look at the face, the hands, the feet. What do you notice? Look at the light and the dark, the ripples. Where do they come from? Put yourself in the place of Peter. You have left the safety of your boat, striding out at the bidding of your … More Being – The Hand of God
Paul is on trial before Nero (the ‘lion’ of verse 17), who was blaming Christians for everything from curdled milk to the burning of Rome a few years earlier. Paul is never going to be acquitted by Nero, yet he says confidently, ‘The Lord will rescue me’. How? … More 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18
It’s not that the Old Testament is the covenant of Law and the New Testament is the covenant of Grace – it always was Grace. Right from the start. This always was Plan A. … More Jeremiah 31:27-34
Come, sit a while. Take time to rest and be. Cease your doing. Come, sit a while with me. Take some time to absorb this picture. Hear the buzz of conversation around the table. What is everyone saying? What are they thinking but not saying? Smell the food and the body heat, sense the mood. What … More Being – Being Washed
He was SO ME, ME, ME that he thought he was really SO+ME+BODY special. He was clever and rich and he had a nice car and a good job and really, really great hair.
But God looked at Mr SOMEBODY and said ‘Do you think you are important because you are so clever? NO, that does not make you important.’ … More 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c