Today’s gospel reading, at first glance, is a curious little story. Jesus had performed many healings, including restoring the sight of blind people, so why did he take this man out of the village, put saliva on his eyes and lay hands on him twice? Presumably Jesus could have healed him instantly. As with many of Jesus miracles, the answer lies in its symbolic significance … More I See Men as Trees Walking
What sort of person are you? A very leading question and not a pick-up question (am a bit long in the tooth for that sort of approach), but what sort of things do you like to watch or read? … More Servant Messiah
In 1989 Stephen Covey published his book the seven habits of highly effective people. It sold more than 25 million copies and has become a “Bible” among self-help books. I have a feeling that, in fact, everything he wrote about could be found in the actual Bible, which has been offering practical wisdom for two millennia … More It’s all about perspective
Anthony Bloom, a leader in the Orthodox Church, wrote many books on prayer and meditation. One piece of advice has stuck in my mind. If you are choosing a piece of scripture for meditation, choose either a passage that really sets your heart on fire, or one that you find really difficult … More Duelling with God
The woman had heard that Jesus was coming to town. From somewhere she dredged up her last little bit of hope. For 12 years she had been trying every remedy under the sun. It wasn’t just a question of being drained and anaemic from the continual loss of blood. It was also the shame of being unclean … More Our deepest longing
Whether you were with us in church this morning, or saw the livestream at home, we encourage you to watch this version – complete with lots of music – beginning with the hymn “Fill your hearts with joy and gladness” … More We are Wondrously Made – Sunday School Anniversary 2021
Welcome to our service of Wholeness and Wellbeing for May, offered by our ALM Carol … More Wholeness and Wellbeing
Sometimes, it seems God has a sense of humour. Last weekend I had a look at the gospel for Wednesday’s service. John 6:35-40. “I am the bread of life” and “I will raise him up on the last day”. That got me thinking about Christian attitudes to the body … More Whose Body?
Welcome to our service of Wholeness and Wellbeing for April, offered by our ALM Carol.
Here is this month’s service of Wholeness and Wellbeing, offered by our ALM Carol … More Wholeness and Wellbeing