Ministers' Blog

Occasional musings from one of our ministers or worship leaders.

Practising the Christian Way

Barbara Brown Taylor is a North American non-stipendiary priest who has written a number of books about avoiding the pitfalls of organised religion and letting our spirituality guide our Christian Faith. In An Altar in the World she lays out twelve practices which can help us make a pathway of faith in daily life. They are VISION – by which…

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A New Year Thought

At a time when we are very aware of all that divides our world the Church is called to sing in faith and joy that Jesus is the Light of the World. He is the Saviour of all life. He did not come for a particular group of people but through him the love of God embraces all things. I…

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Living with faith

Faith is the substance of things hoped for,the evidence of things not seen. These words from the letter to the Hebrews were the basis of one of the first sermons I prepared. In my youthful way I used the bible as a sort of resource book and enjoyed finding definitions that would help me understand its ideas. Faith seemed a…

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One journey many Paths

Then people shall come from east and west, north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. Luke 13:29. This is a great statement of Jesus against any prejudice or discrimination in the formation of the kingdom of God. To be part of the work of God does not depend on our origins, orientation, culture or experience of…

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Reflecting on Advent

A new star travels across the heavens, magi study their charts and make ready for a journey, and a carpenter and his betrothed, heavily pregnant, prepare to make the journey demanded of them by the Roman authorities to be counted in a census in Bethlehem.  And when these events converge, the angels sing and the world rejoices that God has…

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