I’ll let you into a “secret” – the ending is even better than you can imagine. Read on, if you dare. … More The Road goes ever on- Look, See, Pray
Welcome to the second edition of Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week (on Sundays now instead of Mondays so that Easter resouces come to you on the right days) you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and … More Together, Apart – Calming the Storm
A lot has changed in the last week and we’re all having to get used to a new ‘normal’, so Reflectionary will be changing too. With church meetings cancelled, we’ll stop publishing resources aimed at services and, from tomorrow, publish all-age Bible studies instead. And I do mean all-age; I don’t mean ‘for kids’. You … More Being Church Together, Apart
Swans are on my mind today. They are the triathletes of birdworld: elegant long wings that take them speedily through the air. Serenity personified as swans glide across lakes. Waddling like hippos with a wedgie on dry land. … More Swanning along – Look, See, Pray
Dangerous talk, that. I know Jesus has been trying to explain to us, but I don’t think I get it yet. Perhaps it will be clearer in a few days. I’m so sleepy. Eh, what? Sorry, Rabbi, what was that? You’re going to pray over there. Sure, we’ll wait here, there’s a good-sized rock to sit by. We’ll be close, just call out if you want us. Peter and me, we’ll stay here and keep watching. You think someone will be coming along soon? Right, right. Don’t go too far, we don’t want to lose you! … More Gethsemane. Look, See, Pray
Matthew 9:1–8, Mark 2:1–12, and Luke 5:17–26 Yes, I know this is not the set text for this week, but The Man with the Wibbly-Wobbly Legs is a great passage that is almost entirely absent from the lectionary. It follows last week’s passage in Luke 5, but the lectionary skips straight over this story. Year … More The Man with the Wibbly-Wobbly Legs – with Video!
The air is cool; dew bestows delicate diamonds on leaves, petals, spider’s webs… What I see and hear inspires me to think, write, and take photos- and then I can share some of these meditative moments with you. … More It’s not too late… Look, See, Pray
Engaging This is a fun challenge to help us explore the role of Law – not as a strait-jacket that we blindly follow to earn our salvation, but as a helpful guide to how to please and honour God. You will need: Building bricks, such as Lego A cloth A set of rules (see below) … More Deut, James and Mark – Law and Grace
We meet Jesus in the flurry of busy ministry. There are needy people pressing all around him so that he can’t even eat his lunch in peace. Most people would have snapped by now. “Can’t you give me some space?” “Stop grabbing at my clothes!” … More 2 Sam 7:1-14a, Jer 23:1-6, Ps 23, Mk 6:30-34, 53-56 – Sheep Time!
He gives in to the vengeful scheming of his wife-cum-sister-in-law-cum-niece, and murders John to save his pride.
It’s a sorry tale of all that is worst in humanity. And all that John’s friends can do is mourn.
Sometimes things really stink. … More Mark 6:14-29 – Sometimes things really stink