This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More Resources for Remembrance Sunday
This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More The Colours of a Poppy – Craft, Meditation and Prayers for Remembrance Sunday
Spend a few moments comparing your inner life to the positively ordered variety of the farmland in the photograph. Or look at the picture below as a sample taken from a garden tended with love. How can God help you bring order in the chaotic places of your soul? … More Order from Chaos- Look, See, Pray
Reflecting Bookends. God seems quite fond of them. No, I don’t mean the novelty ones that look like the Hogwarts Express is tunnelling through your books (though who can know the Lord’s taste in interior décor?). I mean the rhetorical device. The Bible starts with a famous one: “In the beginning God created the heavens … More Revelation 22:12-21 – Bookends
A confession and meditation for the brokenness in our world, based on Revelation’s image of the Tree of Life, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations. You can print the labyrinth for people to trace with a finger while they listen to the readings, or make a large version for people to walk … More Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5 – Tree of Life Confession and Meditation
Thinking and Doing Coventry Cathedral’s ‘welcome’ notice has rightly become famous in social media (text below). Think about your church. What could you put as a welcome notice? Try writing one, then sit with it a while and read through it slowly. Do we actually do what we say we do? “Theory and practice are … More Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35 – Theory and Practice
Activity / Meditation You will need Labyrinth [click to download] Large paper or card (optional) Silver foil Blue / green permanent markers Glue Cotton wool balls Sand and pebbles (optional) For a floor-sized labyrinth Chalk, rice or tape to mark the walls blue cloth You can simply print out the labyrinth and use it as … More The Lamb becomes the Shepherd – John 10:22-30 & Revelation 7:9-17
Engaging Let’s Science! This psalm talks about us being like well-watered trees, “bearing luscious fruit each season without fail”. They bear the fruit because they have good water and good soil. What you get out depends on what you put in. There are several ways to explore this with science; some are quick and easy, … More Psalm 1 – Let’s Science!
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
Hide and Seek
The very last chapter of the Bible depicts the garden again, where this mess all started. But this time there is no hiding from God. We see his face. There is no more night, no more curse, no need to hide. We hear the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and join him for a stroll. … More Genesis 3:8-15 & 1 Samuel 8:4-20 – Hide and Seek