My Brother’s Keeper?

Deuteronomy 30.9-14 / Colossians 1.1-14 / Luke 10.25-37 Who are we? Who are they? If I asked you to describe yourself in just one word, which one would you choose? It’s a hard thing to do because we’re complicated people and we probably want to use many words to describe ourselves at different times. But … Continue reading My Brother’s Keeper?

Gathering the Scattered Ones

GENESIS 11.1-9 / Acts 2.1-21 / John 14.8-17 The Day of Pentecost When we say, “Come, Holy Spirit” what do we think will happen? What are we expecting? What are we hoping for? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling, maybe some divine inspiration, a little more confidence in our faith? When the Holy Spirit came to … Continue reading Gathering the Scattered Ones

Busyness

A "Thought for the Day" for Black Cat Radio on 8th June 2019 When I’m not doing church stuff, I’m self-employed doing proofreading for students with learning difficulties like dyslexia. And the funny thing about my job is that it’s either massively busy, because the students have all got deadlines at once, or there’s nothing … Continue reading Busyness

Holiness

A talk at Morning Prayer on the 22nd May 2019 Do you have comments or questions about this post? Please comment below! Deuteronomy 18.9-22 / 1 Peter 2.1-10 Set Apart The common theme running through our two readings this morning is holiness. To be holy is to be set apart, to be different, to be … Continue reading Holiness

Picture showing a menorah with burning candles to celebrate Hanukkah

The Importance of Temples

John 10.22-30 This is not going to be a sermon about sheep. We hear a lot about sheep in the Bible, and they make for a good metaphor, but I want to talk about temples. HANUKKAH You see, I think it’s important that our gospel reading begins by mentioning the feast of the dedication, which … Continue reading The Importance of Temples

Small model houses made out of paper in a heart shape surrounding families made out of paper

Babies, Royal and Other

A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat radio - broadcast 10th May 2019 So there’s a new royal baby, and I’d like to say welcome to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Regardless of what we might think of the Royal Family, or the idea of monarchy, and whether or not we have children of our own, … Continue reading Babies, Royal and Other

Embroidered cross with the words of Song of Solomon chapter 3 verse 4

A Love Song

Song of Solomon 3 / Matthew 28.16-end A talk for Morning Prayer on Wednesday of Easter Week Human Love We don’t hear much about the Song of Solomon in church. It’s a bit too romantic and passionate; even, if I dare use the word here, sexy. We hear it read at weddings a lot, and … Continue reading A Love Song