I offer you no comfort

Luk 12:51 “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” – Jesus John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – Jesus I...

What if my other shirt breaks?

Luke 3:11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” It is fascinating for me that at the end of the opening text of this chapter, which introduces John in Luke’s Gospel with a fiery...

May Newsletter 2020

As I prepared to share with you all some news of our family at the moment, I was immediately drawn to our current shared reality of lockdown and the corona virus. I wondered how best to share news of our family, our work and mission in light of what we’re all facing....

Sometimes this petulant child does behave well

Chatting with someone today I realised again my love-hate relationship with the Church – i.e. not just a specific local body, but rather the broader organism that spans the globe. I am often quite disillusioned about this organisation’ presence in the world – by...

Holy Week 2020 – Session 4

The last of four sessions on Luke 15:11 – 32; The Parable of the Prodigal Son. This session covers the character of the father, and the question of the future. In this series I explore some of the aspects of this story as a mirror with which to see ourselves and...

Holy Week 2020 – Session 3

The third of four sessions on Luke 15:11 – 32; The Parable of the Prodigal Son. This session covers the characters of the older brother and his father, and their relationship. In this series I explore some of the aspects of this story as a mirror with which to...

Holy Week 2020 – Session 2

The second of four sessions on Luke 15:11 – 32; The Parable of the Prodigal Son. This session covers the characters of the younger brother and his father, and their relationship. In this series I explore some of the aspects of this story as a mirror with which...

Father in Heaven

One of my first original songs. It is my version of the Our Father from Luke 11. During lockdown I have begun to play with different ways to record from home. Partly to still be able to serve our own church community by putting out music from time to time, partly...

Holy Week 2020 – Session 1

The first of four sessions on Luke 15:11 – 32; The Parable of the Prodigal Son. This session is an introduction to the passage and the series. In this series I explore some of the aspects of this story as a mirror with which to see ourselves and God. Narrative...

Through death to life

Out of darkness and death Life springs and hope is renewed.   Before that though There is the damp, clinging, claustrophobic embrace Of dirt, water and dark. Light is unwelcome, And the seed dies.   The water and blood must pour Before the death can be...