My my my, what a set of passages this week! There are some juicy themes here. Click here for a thoughtful re-examination of the woman at the well – often held to be a sinful outcast. But is that what it says? On that topic, here’s probably the funniest academic essay you’ll read today. It’s … More “Sod Off!” Ex 17, Ps 95, Jn 4
The weather forecast is, “Cloudy, with a chance of glory over high ground.” (Click image to download larger version.) This week’s readings have a lot of clouds. Moses and the cloud, Jesus and the cloud, Peter and his big mouth and the cloud. Following the theme you could add the ascension, the pillar of cloud … More Cloudy with a Chance of Glory + Making a Prophet (script)
This week we have Confessions and Absolutions, Blessings and Dismissals for the last Sunday before Lent and for Ash Wednesday – in fact there are TWO confessions for Ash Wednesday. Goodness, what a bumper crop! But before that, here is a round-up of all the Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday / Lent resources that you … More Ash Wednesday Round-Up +Liturgy Resources
Exodus 20:1-20 – The Big Ten! News Flash! Keep an eye open for a brand new, Covid-safe Nativity play! Suitable for in-person or virtual performance. Coming out next week with a whole host of other Christmas resources. (Yes, I said the C-word!) Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of … More Together Apart – Exodus 20 – The Big Ten!
Engaging Today’s readings are all about getting it wrong, and that’s something we can all identify with. The point is to realise you’re going the wrong way and do something about it. Don’t keep going the wrong way. Here’s a fun way to illustrate this: You will need (for each team of two) A pair … More Wrong Way, Right Way
Dear God, thank you for the Piglet moments, the love and care of a good friend. Thank you for caring about us: thanks for a world of flowers, bees and honey, for cameras that help us pray, and for all those moments which restore our souls and reconnect us to Your amazing grace and love. … More Wildflowers, honey, and a praying camera – Look, See, Pray
Moses wants to know God’s plans. And why not? He’s been given a job to do, so he just wants to make sure he’s doing it right. Sounds fair enough.
So does God tell him what his plans are? Nope. Of course not. … More Exodus 33:12-23 – Sinai Sat Nav
First – why on earth does Aaron agree to make a calf? Was he taking a loo-break when Moses said the whole ‘don’t worship other gods’ thing? … More Exodus 32:1-14 – Knowing me, Knowing you
here do we put our trust when things look impossible?
This funny skit is in the style of a cheesy advert, and is a good opener for discussion. … More Exodus 17:1-7 – Smite!
I walk through long, wet grass up to the road, a strip of outside world running through my oasis. The serenity is so solid I could pick it up and keep it in my pocket. … More Exodus 14:19-31 or 15:1b-11, 20-21, Ps 114 – Always Another Way