The Chaotic Feast

Last Sunday the story of the parable was full of violence carried out under extreme provocation: people beating and killing and stoning servants, then killing the land owner’s son. When we went home, we saw images of death and violence in Israel and Gaza. This morning the gospel reading does not get better. There is … Continued

Workers in the Vineyard

There are so many complexities embedded in the story, I don’t even know where to begin: politically, economically, theologically, and racially. “Who decides who deserves what?” What happens when some of us can’t get hired and are left on the street, hungry, tired, exploited and un-seen? Why do we buy into social constructs, like racism, … 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

Social Economic Investment

I’d like to start by looking at investment. I called a friend recently and asked him what he was doing, he said, he was working on a special project: Aqua thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminium and steel under a constrained environment. I was impressed. Later I realsied that he was washing utensils, under warm water, … Continued

Forgive and forget. Can we?

While reflecting on today’s reading I recall what I learnt during my training – studies about historical and literary criticism. Often, we were reminded by Rev Dr John Salmon to remain true to the text and let the text speak for itself. Maintain the integrity and honesty. This morning I am deconstructing the text and … Continued

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