A Science Experiment
How can salt lose its saltiness? I mean, Sodium Chloride is Sodium Chloride, right?
In this experiment, we will make some gritty grotty salt and think about what it might be useful for. (Spoiler, it’s not chip butties!) … More Unsalty Salt – Isaiah 58:1-12 & Matthew 5:13-20
What you don’t see in these photos are the billionaires’ yachts- which cost a fortune to buy and eye-watering sums to operate. How the 1% of the 1% live. There were about ten in port or moored just offshore. One had a helicopter. Another had a jacuzzi frothing on Deck 2 and jet-skis on board in case they got bored. … More Looking Back- Look, See, Pray
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
If we take the claims of the Bible seriously, then Jesus as Good Teacher, Jesus as Inspiring Example, simply are not options. (And if we don’t take the Bible seriously, we need to ask ourselves if the God we worship is the one revealed by the word-made-flesh in the word-made-paper, or a more convenient one made in our own image.) … More Matthew 17:1-9