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’ […]
September 26, 2017

Justice and Generosity

Matthew 20: 1-16 The feelings created by this story of the workers in the vineyard and its landowner are the same, I think as our reaction to the story of […]
September 20, 2017

Humility, Martyrdom and Forgiveness

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Matthew 18:21-35  I am preparing for a course I am running in Rome at The Anglican Centre and one of the topics I have been […]
September 20, 2017

Who Am !?

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:  Matthew 16:13-20  I remember the very first serious leadership role I had.  I spent the first nine months terrified people would discover how much of a […]
August 26, 2017

The Persistence of Prayer

Matthew 15:10-20) 21-28  I always find this an interesting story to think and pray about. On the one hand, it offers enormous hope and a firm conviction that prayer is […]
August 10, 2017

Hope in the Face of Uncertainty

The Transfiguration of Our Lord  Mark 9:2-10 I have been thinking in recent weeks about the loss of hope which seems to be a regular part of our conversations. Friends […]
July 18, 2017

Like Seed Being Scattered

Genesis 25:19-34;  Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-23 The most scary person in our world, is the one who is absolutely certain they are right and they alone have the truth of […]
May 14, 2017

Who Is God?

In the face of Jesus’ words in John’s Gospel, Chapter 14, verses 1 – 14, our many images and ideas of God are hopefully disturbed and challenged. Who is Jesus, […]