First Sunday of Advent I’d like to start by telling you a story. It’s from a book called ‘The Orthodox Heretic’ by Peter Rollins. It’s called awaiting the Messiah. ‘There is an ancient story that speaks of a second coming of the Messiah. It is said that he arrived anonymously one dull Monday morning at […]
Remembrance Reflection Why can darkness seem scary? Is it, to state the obvious, the fact we can’t see? There is more than one way to interpret darkness. Barbara Brown Taylor wrote a brilliant book entitled ‘Learning to walk in the dark’. In it she explores her own fear of darkness and challenges it. She also asks the […]
Luke 20: 27-38 These Sadducees were a tricky bunch. Jesus has spent the last few chapters of Luke turning upside down the values of this world with parables about short tax collectors, a man with a seemingly dysfunctional vineyard and disrupting the economy of the Temple and now the Sadducees were determined to trip him […]
We have recently started a new offering at both Christ Church and St. James’ alternately, on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm called a Julian Meeting. Follow here for some explanation!
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 (Luke 17:11-19) Our readings are taken from the lectionary which as I’m sure you know is the church of England’s daily readings for the liturgical church year. We have a choice, normally of 5 or 6 different books and passages that we can preach on. Supposedly there are common themes between the Old Testament, […]