Getting Fired Up

Acts 2.1-8 Galatians 3.26-4.7 A minister put a job ad in the local paper. The plan was for an all-round handyman who could fix things around the church and do the routine maintenance. The very next morning after the ad ran, a well-dressed young man came and asked to speak to the minister. The pastor [...]

Do you recognise him?

Luke 24.13-27   If I am being honest, I remember little of my divinity lectures of nearly 20 years ago today. Wish, of course, it was otherwise. However, one comment did stick in my noddle. And it is there in today lessons. For, it seems, that after Jesus was resurrected, he was somehow not immediately [...]

Are being called?

Where are all the books for new Christians? Asked a young believer in a huge church bookshop. There isn’t such a section! – he was told. So where do we start when the Spirit rears her beautiful head in our lives? Good question and I hope to try out a few answers. Actually, I have [...]

Surprised by resurrection

Luke 24.1-12 There is only one thing more annoying than forgetting the punchline of a joke and that is to remember the ending but not the jape that went before.   And that is relevant today, as I saw a sermon title but could find the text. To explain, I was researching today’s talk when [...]

Weeping angels

My one call to fame is that I saw the very first episode of Dr Who – now that ages me!   Today I don’t keep up With this famous sci-fi thriller.   Therefore, I had never heard of the Weeping Angels.   Apparently, they are a race of predatory creatures that resembling stone statues.   [...]

Saints for one day

Luke 22.47-53   Well that is another year past since we met here in last Holy week. Has it been a good year for you? Possibly and I hope so or possibly not! Of course, there have been days of joy and roses but there may well have also been the ones more adorned with [...]

Holding onto Summer

In the recent film The Monuments Men, George Clooney gathers together a group of art experts during World War Two and drafts them into the US Army. This rag tag platoon’s eventual role is to join the Allied advance across Europe and save the art works stolen from occupied countries by the Nazis. Actually, although [...]