A year ago saw me in the weirdest job interview ever. I was sitting on my sofa throwing chemicals into a candle flame while pretend-talking to a class of children on zoom. (Covid makes us do strange things.) The interview was for the Faraday Institute, Cambridge, a hub of brilliant Faith and Science resources (do … More Science and Faith – my new favourite book
Upstream the river was wilder, steeper, and pest free. I took pictures (wild lupins, a coyote, mountains and a waterfall or three) thus imprinting memories forever on my brain. To this day, 20-ish years later, I can summon the memories any time I wish… … More Living Rivers – Look, See, Pray
John 14:1-14 Welcome to Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and all ages (not just ‘for the kiddies’). You can use them on your own, over Skype with friends, or … More Together, Apart – The Way to My Father’s House
Active Meditation Passing Through Things Temporal A prayer made famous by C. S. Lewis asks that God help us to ‘pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal’. Here is an active meditation that can help us to think about that. You will need Large paper, such as a flip-chart pad or … More Passing Through Things Eternal – Luke 12:13-21
Not content with Day and Night, humanity has tried to control Time by measuring it… Thus entered the diary, the “to do” list, the deadline, and the delight of “rush hour.”
We even invented clocks. Tick, tock, ceaselessly marching towards the unknown and condemning every Present moment to become the Past. … More Tick Tock – Look, See, Pray
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
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
It’s a cracking story, every 8-year-old boy’s delight! But what has that weird story from Ezekiel got to do with Pentecost?
It’s about hope, it’s about God-with-us, it’s about life. … More Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
Vinnie Vine-Leaf’s brand new vine products emporium is open for business!
He’s hoping to make a GRAPE success of his new shop, but ends up with a totally different RAISIN for feeling VINE!
A super-fun sketch exploring our modern obsessions with independence. … More John 15:1-8 – Vinnie Vine-Leaf Branches Out
Every Good Friday ends in tears. Easter Saturday is a remembrance of hopeless sorrow and grief. Then begins Resurrection Day! … More Love Wins- Look, See, Pray
Old Covenant sacrifice used the death of animals to offer Atonement. Jesus comes as the True Lamb of God. A New Covenant begins as Death is defeated. … More The Lamb of God- Look, See, Pray