17So (Jesus) came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:17-18 I mentioned in a recent post that I gave up all news for Lent three years ago. It was not easy. … Continue reading Shalom and Christ’s Peace
What follows is the first of a series of sermons and accompanying prayers that will be pasted up on this site every Sunday morning at 9am, for as long as church services are suspended. This first one addresses the current situation, but in future weeks, I propose not to restrict myself to what’s happening in … Continue reading Cheerfulness and Gratitude
‘Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.’ (Wikipedia definition) Less than six months ago, I placed a post on this site entitled ‘What’s the purpose of the Church of England?’ In view … Continue reading Is there any purpose to the Church of England?
10…….I came that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. John 10:10 - REB 32 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 – NRSV We all know that listening to the news is sometimes depressing. Some years ago, I … Continue reading Are we a pessimistic people?