To be successful we are often called to ‘make a name for ourselves’. Yet the very first disciple of Jesus is un-named. Great freedom can be found in a faithfulness that is hidden and unnotice. The less of ourselves that is on view the more of Jesus people will be able to ‘Come and See.’in
To seek for a king we must abandon all thoughts of our own comfort and look for him in the dark places of the world found betwixt the Stable of Bethlehem and the Cross of Calvary
Christmas only happened, and Jesus only survived childhood, because Joseph listened to his dreams. Even though they were disturbing he followed them. What are God’s dreams for us as we face the uncertainty of a New Year?
Advent is not about God being out to get us but instead God’s quest to bring us home
Order! Order, order! Sermon for Trinity 9 – 18 August 2019 – St John the Baptist, Felixstowe Text: Luke 12.49-56 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! (Luke 12.51) God give you peace my sisters and brothers. A few weeks ago… Continue reading Order! Order, order!
The Same Old ‘New & Improved’ Address before the opening of a meeting of the newly elected Felixstowe Town Council Wednesday 15 May 2019 There was a time, when I was much much younger and had no idea what cynicism meant, that I used to be excited about new things. New toys to play with,… Continue reading The Same Old ‘New & Improved’
‘Praying without ceasing’ and ‘rejoicing in the Lord always’ can seem to be a counsel of perfection. However unless we manage to carry our ‘Trysting Place’ with us the world wil remain lost and loveless.
An introduction to 40 Days of Reflections on the Religious Life as seen through the pages of the book ‘In This House of Brede’
If it’s not Good News for the wealthy as well as for the poor it’s not Good News for anyone. It is the task of the wealthy to be Good News for the poor themselves.
‘The hands of the Almighty are so often to be found at the ends of our own arms’
The Year of the Lord’s favour is about more than a good sermon.