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
Corby: You don’t look much like a snake.
Wellington: So? You don’t look much like a crow. Aren’t crows usually black?
C: This is my weekend plumage. Latest fashion round my way.
But talking of colour, aren’t snakes usually a bit more jazzy?
W: It’s camouflage. For when I’m hiding in sock drawers. … More Psalm 19 – Corby and the Rattle-Worm
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
The church has never been a place for good people. It’s a place for broken, hurting, ordinary people – just like you and me. And God rejoices. … More 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 51:1-10, Luke 15:1-10
God uses loved, mended, broken people to bring broken people to be mended and loved.
It’s like Eton Mess – crushed fruit, broken meringue, bashed-up cream – yet so good. Our broken-ness, in God, is redeemed. … More Psalm 51
His ministry was going well, everyone was talking about him, he was trending on Twitter – so why on earth did he try to shut people up when they had finally worked out who he was? And why, oh why, did say all that rubbish about getting in trouble with the law and being killed when there was still so much work to do. Jesus clearly wasn’t seeing straight. … More Mark 8:27-38