Why baptism? What’s getting dunked got to do with anything? Why not a ceremonial haircut, or ritual slap round the face with a damp trout? … More Baptism of Christ and Lego! (Isa 43:1-7, Ps 29, Lk 3:15-17, 21-22)
Engaging Christmas Carol Taboo Have a go at translating the good news into our language – no jargon allowed! In the game Taboo, you have to give clues to a word without using certain ‘taboo’ words. For example, you would try to give clues to the word ‘ring’ without saying phone, wedding, diamond, engagement, circle … More Philippians 4:4-7 God in My Language
The “delight” of shopping grasped me firmly by the throat yesterday. At a big supermarket I won’t name, they were selling everything Christmassy from jumpers to hot cross buns. … More See clearly
This is the text of my contribution to the URC’s daily devotional for last Thursday. It is the final installment of a series on the Apostle’s Creed. You can subscribe to the URC’s free daily devotionals by email by clicking here. Reading John 10:7-10 (NRSV) So again Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell … More John 10: 7-10 … and the life everlasting. Amen
Phillip speaks up. You can hear the frustration in his voice.
“It would take more than half a year’s wages …”
He’s right. There’s no way we can do this. Why is Jesus even suggesting it? … More John 6:1-21 – The Feeding of the … 12
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!
It can be easy for us to sort people into ’goodies’ and ‘baddies’, like on Scooby Doo. Then we can dislike the baddies because they’re, well, baddies. So it’s OK. But this lament shows a more 3D picture. … More 2 Samuel 1:17-27 – How the Mighty Have Fallen 😦