This week, liturgy resources based on Isa 55 and Psalm 63, and a somewhat longer than usual reflection. Probably best to get a cup of tea and a biccy before you start. (The TL;DR version – every time I think I know, I find there’s a whole lot more to know. It applies to God … More Isaiah 55, Psalm 63 and thoughts on Numbers (the digits, not the Bible book)
In Case You Missed It Check out this hilarious drama about forgiveness and ‘Shove’ Tuesday (with all apologies to Sir David Attenborough) Click here to get the script Lent Devotions Out now in Kindle for instant download, in paperback and from me (possibly even signed copies if you ask!) here’s a look at these hot-off-the-press … More ICYMI – ‘Shove’ Tuesday drama with free audio plus printable Lent resources
This item was first blogged for Lent 3 A 2017 A Reflection Archbishop Sheen said “Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.” It’s funny, but it set me thinking. Why do we confess our sins anyway? Particularly if, like those nuns, your sins are on the level of “I ate the … More Romans 5:1-11 – Christ died for the Ungodly
This is the script of a talk for ‘Come and See’ on 20th July 2019, using the Linked Hearts Mobius Strips. Several folks have asked about how to make the linked hearts, so I have made a video showing you how to do it. The key is to make sure you have one right-hand and … More Turning a Mess into Something Beautiful – John 4:4-19, 25-26 – Plus Video!
In this week’s journey through the Bible’s connected story of the Bible, we cover the story of Moses, from his birth to the borders of the Red Sea. “Were there no graves for us in Egypt?” wail the children of Israel fearing that their God has abandoned them. Was the story about to end? Quick … More The Big Story – Week 3
Suffering and troubles are part of our existence. How can we respond? Jesus faced thorns and warned us of the cost of discipleship. … More There will be Thorns- Look, See, Pray
[Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) – Third Sunday of Lent] This year I have updated the Puzzle Pages to link more closely with the Lenten Tree Activity. They will still stand on their own, or you can access the original Puzzle Pages via the link in the menu. Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 … More Puzzle Pages – Lent 3
Why do we confess our sins anyway? Particularly if, like those nuns, your sins are on the level of “I ate the extra sprout at dinner and didn’t tell Sister Delores, even though I know she really wanted it.” Does it really matter? … More Romans 5:1-11
Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 double-sided sheets in PDF format. They have colouring, puzzles and activities for children, all linked to the Bible passage. Use them for: Sunday schools and after-school clubs sermon activities for children staying in church school assemblies / CUs missions / outreach / messy church Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) … More Lent 3 – Puzzle Pages
Lent 3 – If God is so all-loving and all-powerful, then why does he let bad things happen to good people?
It’s a very good question, and you’re absolutely right to ask it. Being a Christian does not mean shying away from the difficult questions. We’re allowed to mention the elephant in the room. … More Luke 13:1-9