“Don’t judge me!” says my daughter as she guiltily stuffs a second muffin in her mouth. Our culture takes a dim view of judging. Look at the words linked with it: Judgement Day, judgemental, prejudice.
Did she mean ‘judge’, though? … More Isaiah 11:1-10
The church has never been a place for good people. It’s a place for broken, hurting, ordinary people – just like you and me. And God rejoices. … More 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 51:1-10, Luke 15:1-10
This is a beautiful passage of God’s love for his children. And this is not some distant father dashing out of his study to pat the washed and brushed children on the head before nanny puts them to bed. This is one who lifts infants to his cheeks, who bends down to them and feeds them. This a hands-on, story-reading, nappy-changing dad. … More Hosea 11:1-11
And God? God forgives. Fully and immediately. It’s almost like he was waiting for someone to confess so that he could release all the pent-up mercy. … More 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Lent 4 – Prodigal – what does it mean? Another name for this story is ‘The Lost Son’, and that’s a good name. The younger son was lost and then was found. So does prodigal mean lost? … More Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
New Year’s Resolutions. Yes it’s that time of year again. Get fit, learn Spanish, tidy out the shed – all good intentions but so often after a week or a month they end up looking as wrinkly and unappetising as the left-over sprouts. … More John 1:(1-9), 10-18