Palm Sunday is a time of celebration and reflection. A time to look forwards and look back and perhaps to reflect on what our reactions to Jesus are.
What does childlike faith look like? What did Jesus mean when he told his hearers to “let the little children come to me … for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”? How can we, as adults, have a childlike faith? This is the talk I gave on childlike faith, for an all-age…
Christmas Tree Festivals are a great addition to the church calendar at Christmas, and the story of Saint Boniface and the first Christmas tree is a good topic for the talk!
Christmas Tree festivals are a great way of the church getting more involved in the local community and celebrating people’s interests, hard work and talents.
The letter to the Philemon is generally overlooked. It’s only a page long and deals with the return of a newly converted slave to his Christian master. So, it might not seem that it’s relevant to us. This sermon seeks to explore how it might be.
How do we follow God? During the 14th century, Dante Alighieri wrote The Divine Comedy as one way of exploring that. It’s a fascinating imaginative journey through the afterlife, following Dante as he descends to hell, then goes through purgatory and up into heaven.
The Ancient Israel site of Kuntillet ‘Arjud shows that the commandment to “have no other gods” was regularly broken. I’m not quite sure why that should be either controversial or presented as a new discovery, but every so often it is!
Being thankful isn’t always easy, but is an important part of our discipleship. Festivals like harvest are good reminders of the importance of gratitude.