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Mar 2019
12

‘Bring them here to me’

The account of how Jesus fed a crowd of ‘five thousand men, besides women and children,’ is well known (eg Matthew 14.13-21). Jesus has been teaching the crowd and healing the sick all day, ..
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Mar 2019
11

It’s (not) the end of the world...

This week I was due to preach on Mark 13, but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Instead, I thought I’d write a blog post using the material I gathered as part of my studying for the sermon. ..

Dec 2018
9

What is worship?

Archbishop William Temple put it like this: To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of..
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Sep 2018
29

Whoever shouts loudest...

For me personally one of the hardest skills to learn has been – and still is – listening. When people talk to me I find it hard not to jump to conclusions, finish their sentences, and d..

Sep 2018
12

Give to Caesar...

The coin I’ve often pondered the significance of the coin Jesus asks the Pharisees to produce in this passage: Keeping a close watch on him, they send spies, who pretended to be sinc..

Aug 2018
29

Show them how to live

‘Mama, I don’t want to keep people from dying; I want to show them how to live!’ Those words arrived in my ears that day with the power of an Isaianic oracle.   In the middle of the sea storm tho..

Aug 2018
21

Prayer is like garbage

Maybe prayer is like garbage.   I regard taking out the garbage as part of the daily tedium of life, and it is something I leave, wherever possible, for other household members to do.   Of course,..

Aug 2018
16

His love endures forever

In 2 Chronicles 2-4 we have a description of the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, and then in chapters 5-7 the dedication of the Temple. As I read those chapters recently as part of my B..

Jun 2018
5

Do you love me?

There’s always more we can do in ministry, but God is not asking, ‘Can you do more?’ He is asking, ‘Do you love me?’ Some of those extras are not always as vital as we think them to be. Christo..
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May 2018
30

Doubt and Scripture

I listened this morning to a podcast interview with Christian Hofreiter on Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide . It is well worth a full listen, it’s a challenging topic and Christian has som..