Crisis – What Crisis?

“What’s your bank details?” That was the question from a young pupil at an ‘Ask the School Chaplain’ session. I laughed saying that I may not have a bank by the end of the day. By nightfall, that joke had gone flat as it was the start of the financial crisis of 2008. In fact, [...]

Bad week for ‘religion’?

The Pleiades star cluster was high in the east last night. For, it is a sure sign that autumn is upon us when ‘The Seven Sister’s’ rise towards their zenith. The magnificence of this nursery for new-born suns, over 400 light years away, is undeniable. What better masterpiece of God’s creativity can be seen? The [...]

Armour of Christ

  Ephesians 6.10-20   Ferreting around to find a good book to read on holiday, I made a surprising discovery. It appears most popular at the moment are paranormal stories where zombies, vampires and invisible worlds abound. And that’s a problem if you just want a good down-to-earth thriller like The Day of the Jackal [...]

How long?

Psalm 13 How long is a piece of string?  When we go into the garage and ask how long it will take to fix the car – we don't expect that answer. We don't expect the mechanic to shrug his shoulders and say – how long is a piece of string? When we put an [...]

Nice to see you!

Luke 18.31-42 Luke 19.1-10   The King James Version of the bible has many faults. But the one I enjoyed most, as a small boy, was the direct translation from Latin of the tax-collector as a publican. The mental image of some poor bartender polishing glasses up a tree amused me no end.   But [...]