A way from anxiety

Matthew 6:25-34 Living Bible (TLB) I know I am a worrier. However, more recently, I have started to worry about being a worrier. Not least, I seem to get wound up about the most illogical of things at times like holidays when I have least to worry about. In the end, I am not sure there [...]

Who’s Listening

I once had a boss who answered every complaint with the words – ‘I hear what you say’. This was code for him doing nothing about it. As a result, I began to think of ‘listening’ was a very inactive verb. Yet it need not be so. For, to many in trouble, finding a listening [...]

Be a prophet today!

When did Roman Emperors know the game was up? When their fiefdoms crumbled. But, before that, the Christian Church gave warnings. That’s its role; to be a prophetic voice above the slurry of politics. Today, the western world needs prophets for Christ. Since populist leaders are making happen humanity’s least laudable dreams. Others are too [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]