What are the idols that get between us and God? And if we smash those idols with the hammer of active prayerful faith, letting go of the easy answers, false hopes, and brittle certainties of idolatry, what are we left with? A reflection on Exodus 32
“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.” How do we speak truthfully of God? How do we respond to the invitation to listen for the truth of God with hearts as open for that truth as we [...]
We welcomed Rev. Dr. Sunny Chen as our preacher on 1st October. Sunny explored Paul's writings about Christ's humility in Philippians 2: 1-13. A recording of this sermon is available on request to members of the congregation.
"Jesus' idea of fair; the parable of the landowner. It's easy for us to think we know what fairness looks like. What if we're all wrong?" We welcomed Carlynne Nunn, member of our congregation and candidate for the Ministry as our preacher.
Rev Joan Fisher shared her experience as a participant in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel during worship for the start of World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017. The powerpoint presentation that accompanied this presentation is available here.
Over the last few years, many words have been written – and many dollars made – encouraging us to become “the best possible version” of ourselves. What does this best possible version look like, and how do we attain that heady goal? Are there 25 steps to get there or only one? Paul’s letter [...]
'Winter is coming' What does the Climate Summit in Westeros have to say to us in our world? Why should we care what these characters get up to in their fantasy world? Are Paul words to us in Romans 12:19-21 'Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good: [...]
Exodus 1-2 - a reflection on the way God's salvation flows into our world The birth of Moses and his infant deliverance is like a Christmas story for the people of Israel - it is the birth of salvation, the birth of freedom and healing and life and love. As at Christmas, the story [...]
YES is what happens when we listen to the other and let them influence us. Matthew 15:10-28 is an ugly gospel passage - this reflection focusses in on that ugliness to find a beautiful Yes hidden in its No.
How to walk on water in three easy lessons 1. See the sea. 2. You are not God. 3. Do it anyway. A reflection on Matthew 14:22-33