This afternoon, in a rare moment of domesticity, I made bread. I’m about as effective in the kitchen as a butterfly in a sumo match, but technology helps me cheat, so the house has been filled for hours with the drool-worthy scent of warm D’oh. Sorry, dough. It came out of the bread maker 20 … More 1 Kings 19:4-8 & John 6:35, 41-51
First Things In response to feedback, I’ve moved this post to Fridays so that you have time to distribute it to your congregation if that’s what you do. Also, if you use the RCL, you’ll notice this is the wrong passage. I’m sorry. I got my weeks mixed up and looked at the start of … More Together Apart – Matt 14 – Five Loaves and Two Fish
Make these super quick-and-easy flatbreads and join in the feast with Abraham’s three visitors. Seriously, if I can make these, anyone can, and they’re delish! Doing – Quick Flatbreads Makes 4-6 You Will ‘Knead’ (ha ha, you see what I did there?) 200g/7oz flour (plain, self-raising or bread flour) pinch salt 100ml/3½fl oz warm water 2 … More Food with Friends – Genesis 18:1-15
So who was right?
Actually, that’s not the point.
And the whole point of this passage is that ‘who is right’ is not the point. … More 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – The point is … it’s not the point.
Rod: Everything in this world is made from other things. You are made from grapes! Your body breaks down the grapes into all the little molecules and atoms, and then rearranges them to make you. It’s rather clever.
Andy: So I come from re-cycled grapes?
Andy: Cool! … More Matthew 21:33-46 – Harvest from the Stars
This is not head-in-the clouds unrealistic idealism. But neither is it head-in-the-dungpile depressive fatalism. … More Isaiah 2:1-5
This activity illustrates that the inside is what counts. You could use it in an informal church service, a Sunday school or youth group or an RE lesson. You each need a heart shape, about 5cm (2″) wide that is black on one side and silver on the other. You could cut the heart from … More Activity – Bright Heart
You think that’s a bit potty-mouthed for a Bible study? Jesus himself didn’t pull any punches. In verse 18 he explains to the disciples who, as so often, don’t quite get it, “‘Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile,19 since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?’ (Thus he declared all foods clean.)” Oh yes, Jesus was talking about poo! … More Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23