Exciting News! My new book, with top publishers DLT (Darton, Longman & Todd – anyone else old enough to think of Dave Lee Travis? No. Just me then) has a publication date of 27th Jan and … (dum dum duuum!) they’ve given me a discount code! Watch this space for news of how to get … More New Book! + Advent 3: Matt 11, Isa 35, Ps 146
So when the news bombards you with its chosen slant, when political leaders serve their own agenda instead of the people, when Truth seems to be on vacation, and self-interest outmotivates compassion- who are you going to trust? … More Without Fear- Look, See, Pray
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
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)
Luke 3:1-6 – Road Building and the A14, and it’s OK to use frozen spouts. … More Luke 3:1-6 – Road Building and the A14
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
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry Picture John, Cousin of Jesus, Standing in the River Jordan Baptising. When suddenly John, with stomach Full of locusts And other assorted goodies Announces that the Lord is coming And will bring Glad tidings For all. John has prepared The path, The way made straight. In our heart let … More Hymn Meditation – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Repent: not merely to say ‘sorry’, but to turn around, to change direction in life. Believe: not merely to give assent to a truth, but to stake one’s life on it. … More Matthew 3:13-17 – Baptism of Christ
Advent 3 – “Welcome, dearly beloved. You’re all bunch of hypocritical snakes.”
OK, ummn, interesting tactic. Has the Rev been at the communion wine a little early?
It gets worse.
“So you’ve been at St Dithering’s for forty years, man and boy? Don’t care. There are drunks down the Red Lion closer to God than you!”
I say, steady on there, Vicar! … More Luke 3:7-18