We know ourselves, not in isolation, but by being connected to our people, our past, and even to our world.
“Love is love!” Have you heard that? I’m not sure if that’s true. I think we use the word love way too easily. Sometimes we use the word love in ways it shouldn’t be used, or when we’re not clear about what it means.
I hear it all the time. ‘Religions are all the same’. ‘They’re all teach the same thing like love and be kind to each other’. ‘Why do Christians have to insist theirs is better?’ Apart from the obvious, if you study different religions, instead of just relying on statements like the ones above, you’ll discover […]
I wish I’d thought of this: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD). What is it? It happens to be the preferred religion of western culture which usually and tragically goes by the name Christianity.
‘Safe?’ said Mr. Beaver. ‘Don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about being safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.’
I was asked an interesting question at the primary school. I love the way kids ask simple but important questions. The question went a bit like this. ‘Everyone has done something wrong, but if sin is murder and stealing, and I haven’t murdered anyone or robbed a bank, how come I won’t be in […]
“Ha” he said to me, “there can’t be a God because there’s so much suffering in the world.” That put me in a philosophical mood.
I wonder what someone could find out about you if they sifted through your garbage bin? I’m told criminals may do this in order to get personal details from credit card receipts or shopping dockets, and even phone bills. They then use the information to steal your identity, or to get you bank details and […]
Well, a big seasons greeting to you all — summer and Christmas always bring good moods. If you’re looking for a church service to attend over the Christmas weekend, there’s one Thursday night and one Friday morning on Christmas Day! Christmas Eve Family Service · 24 December 2015 7.00pm St Simon’s and St Jude’s. Christmas Day Service · 25 December […]
Vicar’s report to Annual Meeting of Parishioners. August 9th 2015 ENCOURAGE EQUIP EVANGELISE In what sense are we free? We could have a long conversation about freedom. Many people would argue we are free when we are free to choose anything we want. That’s probably a mantra for many people these days. I say probably, because […]