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

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

The Good Shepherd: And Being Sheep

4th Sunday of Easter / Year B John 10.11-18   Every year, in the summer, I go to the Lake District with my husband, where we like to go walking and climbing the hills. They are usually long and hard climbs, but the views at the top are worth it. What does rather unreasonably annoy … Continue reading The Good Shepherd: And Being Sheep

The Final Enemy

Some thoughts on Wednesday of Easter Week 1 Corinthians 15.20-28   Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. This is the simplest of all our Christian creeds, yet it contains the most central facts of all. For without these three facts – Christ’s death, resurrection and return – we have nothing really … Continue reading The Final Enemy