Easter 2019 : In or Out of the Church?

As we approach Palm Sunday, I start to feel that the journey through Lent is nearing its completion. We can see the end: I wonder if the disciples did? When I think of Palm Sunday I don't get enthused by the waving of palm crosses but by the sheer mystery and imagery of Jesus on…Read more Easter 2019 : In or Out of the Church?

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Mother’s Day because we all have mothers….

It's that time of the year, well for the UK, just after Valentine's Day when we look to buy lots of cards, chocolates and flowers to celebrate our Mum. Yes, I'm aware that it was originally Mothering Sunday and is not connected whatsoever with Mother's Day from the USA. What if you don't have a…Read more Mother’s Day because we all have mothers….

Death Café

What a liberating time! To talk openly about death, those issues which are generally taboo. How times have changed. Why are we so reticent to talk about death? Here are some thoughts I have gained recently. Grief over the years Fifteen percent of all babies died before their first birthday in the Victorian age, and…Read more Death Café

Spies

If you were a spy, what information might you be looking to gain, to bring back? Who would you be delivering that information to? How might you gain that information? In the Old Testament we hear of Joshua, Caleb and others leaving the safe confines of the Desert of Paran to secretly go into Canaan…Read more Spies

Redefining Church for today?

I read this Tweet yesterday : "When did we see you at the border and turn you away?" And Jesus said, "Whatever you did to the thousands of Guatemalan men, women, and children at the Texas border, you did to me." @NathanIRoberts How should the Church react to such a plea? The writer of the…Read more Redefining Church for today?

For my friends setting out in ministry

This blog has really engaged me, positively, as I prepare for ministry myself. It contains wise words, from the other side, from within ministry and it speaks back to those who are starting out and also for those within ministry. It also highlights the need for all to be watchful over our mental health -…Read more For my friends setting out in ministry