How to be salt & light

Matthew 5:13-20 New International Version (NIV) Some time ago I must have got myself on some pollsters’ database. Because I end up with three researchers at various times, turning up on the doorstep. The longest to answer was a health survey. During it, I was asked about how much salt I put on or into my [...]

Mindfulness and Prayer

Luke 11.5-13 My grandfather loved knock, knock jokes. His favourite was - knock, knock and we dutifully replied, who's there? Lydia.  Lydia who? Lid-i-a teapot. (This probably only works in a Scots dialect!) Well mercifully this type of jape has gone out of fashion.  But it is useful to see how they work. Of course, [...]

Living like Soyuz or Apollo?

It stood there in the museum like an overgrown coffee machine cartridge. Of course, it wasn’t. It was the Soyuz capsule that had taken British Astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station and back. Blackened with the re-entry, it posed a mighty sight. Yet, after a few moments, you realise it is very small [...]