January 30, 2017

Faith can be arduous. There, I said it. For anyone who has been a follower of Jesus for more than three hours, you will know that statement to be utterly true. If you don’t agree with me, I would strongly suggest you take a step back and consider the possibility that...

January 23, 2017

Who do you think of when you think of a treasure hunter?

Perhaps someone in 1700’s dress with a tricorne, three cornered hat, coat and waistcoat holding a faded map where x marks the spot?

Or maybe it’s a neatly dressed lady waiting in the queue at BBC’s antiques roads...

September 23, 2016

Obedience is ‘a lively, adventurous response of faith, that is rooted in historical fact and reaching into a promised hope’. Eugene H Peterson, The Journey.  A guide book for the Pilgrim Life, 149

Reflection: Obedience is a struggle all our lives.  Children battle again...

September 22, 2016

“Revenge, lust, ambition, pride and self-will are too often exalted as the god’s of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.’ Charles Spurgeon

Reflection: Our society views ambition as a positive and de...

September 21, 2016

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’  Galatians 5:22-23

Reflection: Psalm 126 is the Psalmist’s reaction to one of the most significant events in Israel’s history: her return to Jer...

September 20, 2016

"Rapid change, accommodating it can be one of the great human capacities. But living through it can be the stuff of stress and often suffering."
Ron Suskind

Reflection: Even though Jerusalem is on a mountain, it is lower than the tops of the surrounding mountains. For a...

September 19, 2016

‘No man is an island entire of itself’ John Donne

Reflection: There are times for all of us when we need help. Some of us need more help than others, and some of us find help more readily than others. Family, friends, fellow believers, work colleagues – all can be wonde...

September 18, 2016

“Of course you can deride and mock their [Sydney Uni Evangelical Union] beliefs as naive or incorrect, and you can do so safe in the knowledge that you’re unlikely to get attacked or prosecuted for hate speech.”  

Chris Ashton, The Daily Telegraph, March 17, 2016


September 17, 2016

“Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple.  They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet”  
N.T.Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

Reflection: The house of the Lord for the Israelite people was th...

September 16, 2016

‘Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it was called Romeo and Gertrude? Why is what we call ourselves so important?” Julie Kagawa, Summer’s Crossing

Reflection: Names are important, aren’t they?  When we name our children, we think long a...

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