Faith

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 4, 2018

Hope for the Hopeless

‘But enough was not enough. Who ever saw the limit in the given anyhow?’ (1991:46) These words, written by Seamus Heaney come from a poem called Wheels within Wheels, included […]
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 […]
April 2, 2018

Christ is Risen!

I hate endings that leave me up in the air! I want to know what happened, I want a ‘happy ever after’ ending, so I can sleep at night.  I […]
July 1, 2018

Answering God’s Call

Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, a man whose extraordinary life lived out God’s plans for him and all creation; and whose example has shaped our own […]
November 21, 2018

Hypocrisy and Hope on Armistice Day 2018

At 11 am on the 11th November 1918, the Western Front fell silent as the Germans finally called for armistice, a suspension of fighting to secure a peace settlement. In […]
March 4, 2019

Those Glory Moments

Moments of great joy, of pure happiness and contentment, can feel like rare moments in our lives. They are frequently hard to put into words as we try to capture […]