Sunday, 24 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Holy week began with me thinking about how we listen to the children in our midst. It has continued with opportunities to be with young people as they explore this week in a variety of ways.
“I simply argue that the cross be raised again at the centre of the marketplace as well as at the steeple of the church.
I recover the claim that Jesus was not crucified on a table between two candles but on a cross between two thieves, on a town garbage heap, at a crossroad of politics so cosmopolitan that they had to write his title in Hebrew and Latin and Greek, and at the kind of place
and thieves cursed
and soldiers gambled
because that is where he died, and is what he died about, and that is what Christ’s follower ought to be about.” George McLeod.
May you know his presence this Holy Week.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
It's quite strange when a member of your family is a minister of word and sacrament and you go to hear them preach, you know them well, all their idiosyncrasies, strengths, weaknesses, and when it's your big brother, a lifetime of memories! Although strange it was also very moving and reassuring to be in my brother's church this morning as he led the Palm Sunday Service, when you know someone well it makes the whole experience powerfully authentic.
a spear and allegations
of body snatching.
It involves politics, God
and the sins of the world.
It is not good for people
of a nervous disposition."