Holy Saturday is the (largely ignored) day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. But what does it tell us about our faith? The experience of Holy Saturday is more widespread the we realise and is more important than we often credit. This is my attempt to get us thinking about it.
What does the faith of Simeon and Anna have to teach us? They watched, waited and looked forward to the new things that God was promising. This was part of a service where we also renewed our baptismal vows as a way of looking forward to the new things that God is doing.
What do you think of the book of Revelation? Is it something that you avoid? Is it something that you’ve heard preached on much? And what has the Matrix got to do with it?!
The celebration of Epiphany is when we mark the coming of the magi. What do they have to tell us about our faith? This is a sermon I preached for our Epiphany carol service.
What does the Good News look like for Palestinians? What does the Bible have to say about the severe problems that Palestine faces? Mitri Raheb is a Palestinian Christian and has written the book Faith in the Face of Empire to answer these questions.
What are your best memories of 2014? Looking back over a year is always challenging, particularly one that has been as hard for so many people as this one. But, I thought that I’d choose my personal seven favourite posts from the past year (it was going to be five, but I couldn’t decide which…
Carols by Candlelight is a much-loved part of Christmas. The challenge for me is to make it an opportunity to reflect on the events of the first Christmas, and why we remember it, rather than it simply being part of ‘what we do at Christmas’.
A silent communion can be a powerful and moving way of experiencing in a different way the significance of communion, of what we are doing when we take bread and wine.