Peter re-wrote the headlines of his day. Hauled up before the court to explain his actions, “Fisherman charged with public affray” became “Jesus Saves!” Thinking There are a lot of scary headlines around theses days – pandemic, riots, climate disaster. Everything is depressing. Everything is bad news. Everything makes us want to crawl back under … More Make New Headlines – Acts 4:5-12
Walking Home on Friday Follow Peter as he walks home on a Friday evening and listen as he tries to make sense of the last few days. Hear his questions, his anger, his shattered hopes – his faith and doubt mixed together with tears. But a word of warning – when I first heard this … More Good Friday Spoken Word – Video, MP3 and Script
With this week’s lectionary passage (1 Cor 8) about food sacrificed to idols, there is no better time to try out a foody Bible study. In due course I will produce a whole book of recipes with Biblical reflections, (neat logo, eh?) but as a free ‘taster’, here is one of the recipes from … More Cooking the Good Book
We’re getting there! We nearly have a new (sane) president of the US, we’re vaccinating our vulnerable at a rate of more than 2 every second (bravo NHS!) and my new Lent book is almost ready for publication (yay!) Here is a sample chapter in pre-publication state so that you can ‘try before you buy’ … More Free Sample of All-Age Resources for Holy Week
Here is a round-up of Lent resources from The Reflectionary, with some Holy Week items as well. Enjoy! (And if you like this post, please share it with others who would find it useful too. If each person reading this passes it on to just one extra, that’s a lot of free resources to help … More Last-minute Lent Resources
I admit it. I get irritated with people who ask the same question over and over. It’s a failing in me, I know. I should be more patient, more understanding of insecurities or the need for reassurance or whatever, but I’m not. I just get irritated. “Yes, I already said you could park there.” (Do … More Questions, questions – John 21:1-19
Walking Home on a Friday Evening Well, that’s it I guess. It’s over. The whole giddy dream is over. I really did think he was The One – I even said it to his face. “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God”, I said. Guess I was wrong. This isn’t like the … More “It Is Finished” – a Good Friday meditation
Peter’s big catch contained all kinds of funny fish, just like God’s family. We can explore the diversity of God’s family with this fun sketch and a very silly game! You could use the sketch at All Age Worship or Messy Church, or for an assembly on inclusion and diversity. What other kinds of funny fish … More Luke 5:1-11 – Funny Fish
Maundy Thursday- a journey into the night. A time for tears, sorrow, a time to reflect, repent, and remember. … More Into the Night – Look, See, Pray.
Some ideas for a Maundy Thursday with more of the punch that it had the first time round. … More Maundy Thursday – What really needs cleaning?