Why bother being still?

  Psalm  1 Mark 1.29-39   I well remember on being on watch many years ago at sea during the night. To break the monotony, I burst into a song. For some now forgotten reason - it was ‘rock of ages’. Frank, our Chaplain, happened to be on the Bridge at the time and remarked [...]

Quasimodo Sunday

John 20.24-30   Here are some useless facts for you! This Sunday is often known in the church as Low Sunday. Why it’s called that isn’t exactly agreed upon. It might be because the passion, drama and wonder of Easter are over. Or it might come from a corruption of the first word of a [...]

Easter’s Simple Message

Little Philip was born with Down's syndrome according to the Leadership Magazine. Yet he liked to attend his Sunday School class with other eight-year-old boys and girls.   Sadly, however and typical of that age, the children did not readily accept Philip with his differences. Nevertheless, because of a creative teacher, they began to care [...]

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

Matthew 25.31-41 Isaiah 58.1-3;6-8 It strange how small decisions, made by others, can affect us. Take this week. As you may know, we have a successful St Luke’s Facebook page. I regularly put on it prayers, stories and sayings which then automatically get sent to those who have indicated they like the page. Up until [...]

Start by doing nothing

Where is the book section for New Christians asked Gene Edwards when he walked into a huge Christian bookshop filled to the rafters with volumes. He got the reply - there wasn't one! He goes on got say that the few books he did eventually find were inane, useless, shallow or cursed by scholarship!   [...]