April 2, 2018

Being a Disturber of the Peace

Dom Helder Camara, the legendary archbishop of Brazil, once summed up how the church must be, a danger to the establishment and empire. He said: “When I give food to […]
February 18, 2018

Fasting from Selfishness for Lent

We begin Lent by acknowledging our need for repentance, mercy and forgiveness as it is proclaimed by Jesus in the Gospels. Matthew’s Gospel reading (6:1-6, 16-21) sees Jesus continuing his extraordinary […]
February 5, 2018

Healing and Transformation

I’ve been thinking about illness and wondering about its impact on many levels and how illness cuts us off from family, friends and community, depending on the severity and length […]
February 1, 2018

Casting Out Our Demons

In Mark 1:21-28 we hear about Jesus’ first acts of his ministry following his baptism by John and his time in the wilderness. Last week we heard about Jesus calling […]
January 27, 2018

The Time is Fulfilled…

I was reflecting last week on the experience of being called; how we often think it won’t happen to us.   Our lives take a course that we try to plan […]
January 19, 2018

Being Called into Creation

There is something deeply powerful and marvellous, joyful even in the experience of ‘being called’ and recognised, especially and particularly by someone who loves you, and all of us have […]
January 7, 2018

Falling in Love with Obedience

I was recently trying to write a leadership course session on the subject of obedience; and, as you might guess, I didn’t do very well. I suspect it’s because I […]
December 11, 2017

What to give at Christmas?

I’m currently trying to decide what presents I can give my family and friends – I’ve left it late as I always do with the best planning I can manage; […]
November 13, 2017

Stillness and Waiting – Living in ‘in-between Times

 Kneeling Moments of great calm, Kneeling before an altar Of wood in a stone church In summer, waiting for the God To speak; the air of a staircase For silence; […]
October 22, 2017

Resurrection and Hope

I have been reflecting in recent times, on how desperately we try to fix the world in our own image to suit our own purposes; and, how desperately we resist […]
October 18, 2017

A Banquet For the Poor

I have, hanging on the wall of my study, a photograph given to me by my sons, of the time I was arrested nearly three years ago. A large policeman […]
October 9, 2017

Leadership, Fear and Trust

Jesus tells the story of a vineyard owner who asks his two sons to go and work in the vineyard. One says ‘yes’ but doesn’t; and the other says ‘no’ […]