God the Potter

35 Therefore, keep awake, for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening or at midnight or at cockcrow or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake. It’s Advent Sunday – the first … Continued

On Keeping Hope

1st TESTAMENT READING: Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25  (NIV) PSALM OF THE DAY: Psalms 78:1-7  (NIV)   REFLECTION PART ONE What do these first testament perspectives teach us about some of the things the people of God have put their hope in?  I think they show that there’s hope to be had based on knowing a … Continued

A New Hope

Today this parish – this community – is being asked to write down what our life together is like. Who are we? What makes us a faith community – a Christian community? What does it mean to follow the way of Christ – to be disciples of Christ? Now, in our particular time and place, … Continued

The End is Nigh? Or perhaps not!

In 1499, the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Stöffler predicted that a vast flood would engulf the world on 20th February 1524. In Europe, more than 100 different pamphlets were published endorsing Stöffler’s doomsday prophecy. Business boomed for boat-builders, not least for German nobleman Count von Iggleheim, who constructed a three-story ark on the Rhine. … Continued

What Language Should We Speak?

For generations Pentecost was one of the great high feast days of the church; right up there with Easter and Epiphany. The three great high feast days of the church year were Easter, Epiphany and Pentecost; not Christmas.  Pentecost the day when the church celebrates the birth of the church. As we celebrate the birthday of the … Continued

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