You might say that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not a good example of doing it right. When you look at it, the fault is plain to see. It is a kind of magnificent blunder! Crowds flock to see it every year, and it raises a fortune in entrance tickets. … More Doing things RIGHT. Look, See, Pray.
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
We reach for the heavens. Whether or not we understand what we reach for is another question. I dream of a society of humility, faith, and compassion. I wonder what that would look like… and what legacy we might leave … … More Time like a River
It was early Friday morning when they led us from the cell, and I saw they had a carpenter to crucify as well. … More Good Friday- Look, See, Pray
Isaiah 58:4-11 – ‘Fast’ Food
Giving up chocolate for Lent? It’s all a bit easy.
Here are some ideas for a more spiritually satisfying Lent, some ‘food’ for your fast, if you’ll pardon the pun. … More Isaiah 58:4-11 – ‘Fast’ Food
Name aloud victims of sin that comes from darkness – those killed or injured in wars and acts of terror; those who mourn them; victims of racial aggression; refugees … dip your fingers in the red water and let it drip onto the paper around the black mark. … More Amos 5:18-24 – A Meditation for Remembrance Day
Other times we can find ourselves doing a Sarah – acting out of fear, insecurity and other pretty unflattering motivations, if we are honest. And although God can, and does, redeem our foolish mistakes (and Lord knows I make plenty), the consequences may live on. Sarah didn’t cope well with the consequences of her actions, and Hagar’s distress was the result. … More Genesis 21:8-21