This is a reflection prepared for a Palm Sunday service (which happened to include the Liturgy of the Passion as well) at St Bartholomew's Church, Cranmore. It followed the reading of the Passion, as told by Mark. You’re standing outside the tomb. The evening has come. The stone lies against the entrance, sealing him … Continue reading Good Friday reflection
This is a sermon I preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet on Philippians 1:27-30. Do we stand out as Christians? We need to stand firm in the face of opposition, strive together as a community, and live out God's love publicly. Find out more by listening to the sermon above.
This is a sermon I preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet on Mark 13. Jesus tells his disciples that even the Temple is not a permanent fixture. Even mighty buildings are subject to change. We too should expect change in our lives. Everything changes... except God! Listen above to find out more.
This is a sermon I preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet on Mark 10:35-45. James and John asked Jesus which of them would sit at his left and right in his kingdom. But Jesus told them to serve, not seek prestige. We are to be counter-cultural. To serve means that we need to … Continue reading Mark 10: what it means to serve
Based on a sermon preached on 12 October 2014 at St Aldhelm’s Doulting, from Matthew 22:1-14. The important background to bear in mind is a) a lady called Mary sitting in the second row, and b) a box of chocolates I had brought with me. I always feel the best talks are those that include … Continue reading The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
Now that it's 2012, and I have a little spare time before I go back to work, I thought this would be a suitable opportunity to reflect on the past year and summarise what I've been up to. Family Ellie's operation Ellie gave us a bit of a scare earlier this year. What started off … Continue reading 2011 round-up