What is our identity? What difference does that make to our lives? And how does a change in our understanding of our identity make a difference?
What does practical giving look like? What does having faith to serve our society look like? How can we get involved? Why should we get involved? My sermon looks at how Paul and Isaiah answer these questions.
Do we put together our own belief systems? What does this say to those of us who, as Christians, are part of what gets called ‘organised religion’?
What do you want to say thank you for? What does giving thanks look like? What difference would it make?
Do we allow people the space to doubt or lament during our shared worship? What might his look like? And would it be a good idea anyway? This was my sermon exploring these topics.
Turn away from sin! Repentance is a physical act, a turning away, a setting aside, a putting down. We can miss that if our confession is always just words. Here is one way of embodying our need for forgiveness and our repentance.
How do you help people to pray? This is one way I’ve found that people of all ages seem to like! It’s simple, but effective.
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.
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.
The most basic prayer for Advent is Maranatha, which means “Our Lord come!” It’s the prayer that Paul prayed at the end of his letter to the Corinthians and inspired this prayer which we used for Advent Sunday.
When should women be allowed to speak? In what circumstances is it acceptable? It’s an issue with which men have wrestled for a long while…
What is worship? That was a question I was asked at a job interview, which, frankly, I made a bit of a mess of answering… This is one of my attempts at a better answer!