What have you given up for Lent? It’s a fairly standard question, but how helpful is it? What should Lent really be about? How can we best use the season to help us spiritually?
My all-age talk for Christmas morning was about Star Wars and Easter eggs! I’m posting this now in memory of Carrie Fisher, who very sadly died this week.
St Stephen’s day is the day after Christmas, so he doesn’t often get much attention! This was my sermon last year from the first Sunday after Christmas, where we focused on the first Christian martyr. Cheery stuff – but there is a reason why we have one after the other!
Carols by Candlelight is a much-loved part of Christmas, and is a great opportunity to help people reflect on how the story of God fits into the story of their lives. This year I tried to do this by reflecting on what sort of year had people had, and on what sort of year the…
How can we support persecuted Christians? There is so much horror in the news that it is often very easy to feel overwhelmed by it. But, there are groups that are helping, there are things that we can do and are called to do.
What is the season of Advent is about? How should we respond, inamongst the busyness of this time of year?My sermon for Advent Sunday.
What things are challenging you at the moment? How are you reacting? How is God at work in you and through those challenges? The book of Jonah helps us think about this…
One of the major way that Jesus taught was through parables. But how do we use those stories? How do we learn from them and allow them to shape us?