What does being pure in heart mean? What does that look like? And how will we see God if we are pure in heart? My sermon on Jesus’ promise from the Sermon on the Mount.
What does the prophet Ezekiel have to say to someone newly ordained and us all in 2020? This was my sermon as Dawn led us in celebrating Communion for the first time.
Jesus promises “blessed are those who mourn” but what does that mean? This talk looks at this beatitude.
Christmas! How do you help people to engage with a familiar story in a way that is enjoyable and meaningful? This was my attempt from our Christmas Celebration service on Christmas morning.
What do you do when Easter day and April Fool’s day coincide? We thought about the foolishness of God, and what the grime star Stormzy can teach us…
What do you want to say thank you for? What does giving thanks look like? What difference would it make?
Palm Sunday asks us ‘What are you expecting? Why?’ It challenges our thinking, and highlights the mismatch between what we expect and how God is acting.
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.
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?
What do we treasure? What regrets do we have? What difference does treasuring different things make? And in what way is the kingdom of God like hidden treasure?
How can our actions be welcoming? How can we show God’s love and welcome? The parable of the sheep and the goats gives us some answers whilst also raising more questions! Not least being over that dividing line, which might be less clear than we’d like to think..
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.
Who are prophets? What is prophecy? How does this impact on us? What should we do in response? This is a sermon I preached on prophets at a church then in vacancy during Advent last year.
What do we value? What is important to us? It is Back to Church Sunday today, so we were thinking about the things that we treasure, and any regrets that we have.