Sunday, May 24, 2020

How can we be fed by the body when the body has disappeared?

For churches grappling with the loss of physical gatherings and an uncertain future, the story of Jesus' ascension provides a model for discernment. Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Defence lawyer, healer, friend

I grew up in a hypercritical atmosphere. I know my mother loved me deeply; nevertheless, I was told every day that nothing I did was good enough. I’d wipe the kitchen bench, and be screamed at for holding the sponge carelessly or for knocking a few crumbs on the floor. I’d sweep, and she’d shout that I was doing it all wrong; when I changed how I held the broom, things only got worse. Once, I dropped a drinking glass; amid sobs and shrieks I was accused of destroying something precious and irreplaceable. Of course, I became a timid, anxious, furtive kind of child; and a cripplingly self-conscious adolescent who was so defensive and so filled with rage that there were times when I could barely breathe.

Read here, or listen here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Make a home in God ...

People have wondered for millennia where God lives. So what’s the answer? An overview of the gospel according to John.

Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

COVID-19, shutdown, and the leaders we need

As we shelter in place, let us consider what COVID-19 is revealing about our world, and let us consider which voices we will follow out of the enclosure. Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Our lives, broken and shared

The Risen Christ is recognised when he takes bread, gives thanks, and shares it; just as when we take our own lives, give thanks, and feed others.

Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Even scars become gift in God's hands

The children of the COVID-19 lockdown will bear scars of this time for the rest of their lives; yet even scars become gift in God’s hands.

Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Trusting that life will prevail

The Apostle Paul said that if Christ had not been raised, then our faith is in vain. So what is resurrection faith?

Read here or listen here.
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