Every so often hymn and a moment in your life intersect and you know that those words and that tune will carry you all the way to the Gates of the Celestial City. This is the one for me.
Too often the church and its worship can become routine and and end up excluding precious Children of God.
Singing a new song in a different way allows room for the wind of the Holy Spirit to call and challenge us.
The Call to walk in the footsteps of Christ is not a sinecure. It will bring us joy but it will also be costly and we will be tempted to give up on it. When that happens listen to the Music of the Call.
The centre of the gospel is the call to serve others
I like wearing a beard,
I enjoy being complimented on my looks,
Why am I disturbed when my face is stroked?
Mark’s Gospel can be frustrating as it seems ‘empty’ of any key teaching by Jesus. But it is out of the emptiness that a multitude is fed.
Speech to General Synod on Safeguarding General Synod – 7 July 2018 Earlier this week a friend sent this tweet: ‘Church, we have got to stop introducing Safeguarding Training with comments like “Sorry, I’m afraid we have to go through the boring safeguarding stuff, it’s the rules” This is part of the problem. Friends for… Continue reading A Safe Place to Grow
Sometimes we see that any reward is as God’s recompense for a bad past. From the beginning God knows that there is ‘something good’ in each of us.
Sometimes we are tmepted to believe that we need to ‘find’ God when in fact from the begining the mission of God is to find us and call us home by name.
Sermon in the Octave of the Nativity of John the Baptist – Sunday 25 June 2017 – St John the Baptist Felixstowe (Delivered on the day after the priestly ordination of Penny Brinkley at a service where she was the president) Text: They began motioning to his father to find out what name he… Continue reading Signs of God – A Priest is Born