Where is the real mountain of transfiguration? It is where we encounter God and commune with the Holy Spirit. It is in those brief passing moments of clarity and insight when the mysteries of faith are opened to us. It is a precursor to loss, shining the light of hope when the vulnerabilities and [...]
A reflection on the nature of salvation focussing on 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and the movie "Saved". We know we can't "be all things to all people", but Paul says, by sharing Christ's divine world transforming love for all people with all people, we might share in it ourselves. What might that look like? [...]
A reflection on Mark 1:14-39. We follow Jesus through 25 verses of scripture, the 5 scenes which commence his public ministry. What are the essential elements that Mark the gospel writer lays out for us as Jesus begins his work? And is there anything among those elements that might influence our living and working this [...]
Jesus calls the fishermen Fiona Bottcher explained how Mark set the scene for Jesus future ministry of radical love. 21/1/2018, Epiphany 3
Paul writes to the church in Corinth drawing parallels between our sexual relationships and our relationship with God ... Concluding her sermon Fiona Bottcher prayed: May our prayer today be a prayer of love for all bodies, that we see and acknowledge the divinity in all the bodies of all our brothers and sisters in [...]
A meditation on the star of Matthew 2 verses 2 & 9. Can art illuminate the Christmas star for us, as science attempts to explain it?
Christmas Continues - Luke 2:21-40. Luke may not get his facts right in the story of the events following Jesus' birth, but even his lack of accuracy contains life transforming news.
Bringing Bethlehem into Focus – Luke 2:1-14. Who is Emperor Augustus? What is his relationship to Jesus Christ? And why should we care?