April 19, 2019

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

As he hung on the cross close to death, the gospels tells us that Jesus spoke these words.

           

He wasn’t the first person of faith to experience abandonment.

The words are...

April 14, 2017

I often break the ice with people who meet me for the first time by telling them I think I am the only Anglican minister who has ever sat a bra fitting exam and gained 100%. It breaks down expectations of who and what an Anglican minister might be. And yet as I reflect...

April 9, 2017

So it’s Easter.  You’ve brainstormed up your service plans.  Added some new and hopefully risk-free creative elements that won’t go too pear-shaped.  You’ve rallied the troops with enthusiastic fervour to pull off this event.  It’s nearly ‘go’ time.
 

Mus...

April 7, 2017



Many of my childhood Easter memories revolve around chocolate eggs and holidaying with my surrogate family in a lovely english coastal town called Beer. A single-parent, my Mum arranged for us to get away in the school holidays with neighbours. It worked out well for...

April 7, 2017

I love Genesis.  

It depicts the beginning of a revolutionary unveiling.  A slow interpersonal unveiling of the ordered nature of the creation and the Creator.

And "in the beginning" the creation was good.  And the goodness echoes on ... Day 1 good, day 3 good and good,...

March 31, 2016


* This is not by any means an exegetical piece. It is more in the nature of a fictitious retelling of the events of Friday and Sunday from the imagined perspective of the women at the tomb and cross. Some details come directly from Scripture, some are creative licence...

March 29, 2016

It was still dark when she came to the tomb. We can imagine the knot of grief in her stomach as she walked along.
 

Perhaps she woke that morning after a difficult night's sleep and had that second of being awake and not remembering the loss; but then it all came back,...

August 25, 2015

 
This article looks at what the Bible says about Mary Magdalene, and especially at what “Magdalene” might mean. Does it refer to Mary’s home town? Was it her nick-name? Or does it somehow imply that Mary was a prostitute?
 

Mary from Magdala
 

Mary Magdalene was a wealt...

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