Sometimes there are areas of our lives that seem to be dead, all the life and newness that was once there has gone. It no longer feels fresh nor refreshing. As we look upon this part of our life we can see that life was once there - like tree rings, there is a reminder … Continue reading When there’s no life left
Did Jesus ever have other dreams? Of getting married, having children, looking after his Mother in her old age, having his own or continuing his Dad's carpentry business? Could he have become a renowned Rabbi in the tradition of the Pharisees or Sadducees? Or perhaps as a teenage boy did he dream of doing something … Continue reading Did Jesus ever have other dreams?
At the end of last year, the Oxford English Dictionary named Youthquake as its word of the year. Despite many people not having heard of the word before they chose this word because it was far more optimistic than the other contenders and the judges hoped it was a word people could rally around. Now … Continue reading I love that a #Youthquake is occurring among Florida’s students and ending gun violence is their aim
If you have read this blog before, you will know that I am reading Tolstoy's Anna Karenina because the insights it offers into the human soul are far more insightful than any academic paper. Here Tolstoy describes how his character, Levin, feels during a service of confession at church: Levin found himself, like the majority … Continue reading Tolstoy and how the unbeliever feels
I am British and my family and I spent two years living in Virginia. I remember my first time shopping at Walmart in Yorktown, and discovering the gun counter right there next to Homeware and between Children’s Clothes and the Beauty aisle. I didn’t shop in Walmart again during my time living there, and feel … Continue reading #BoycottWalmart – why I am taking part
Women Without Roofs (WWR) is the charity I set up and run in Nepal that helps vulnerable and abandoned women there by paying for rent and medical bills. We also run a small women's home and pay for children's education. Given that theological reflection occurs as we engage with the world, then this has certainly … Continue reading A theological reflection on WWR’s work in Nepal
Please read the passage here. There are five protagonists in the story and each of them sees things differently. The servant - he can't see enough, he doesn't realise the Armies of God are with them. The Arameans - they can see too much, God blinds them and then leads them according to his will, … Continue reading Reflections on 2 Kings 6:8-23 What can you see?