Easter 2017

Mark’s Gospel ends: “They said nothing to anyone because they were afraid”. But why? What is the Good News about that? My sermon for Easter Day explored what that means for us. Advertisements

Confidence

What do we have confidence in? The lectionary readings seemed to me to be exploring that question this week. I was preaching in another church in the deanery, as part of a ‘pulpit swap’ which is always a bit of a challenge; not least because in some ways it’s harder to preach if you don’t…

Seeing through the storm

We face many storms as individuals and as churches, and this is a well-known passage from the Gospels. But, do we really think about what this passage has to say to us? That was the challenge I wrestled with, while I also wanted to set out something of the developing vision for Emmanuel parish church…

Fear and trembling?

My all-age talk for Easter morning! Based on Mark’s wonderful and challenging ending to his gospel. I’m in the camp that thinks that this was the original ending, that there wasn’t an extra bit, but that this was a good way of challenging his readers and hearers. The other (lectionary) reading is vaguely referred to,…