Monday, February 22, 2010

Treasure in a Clay Jar

This year, as somewhat of an experiment, we are having a series of talks during Lent, under the heading of 'Treasures in Clay Jars'.  My fellow priests in the parish, and I will be talking about what it is, within us, that sustains our faith and drives us forward.  My first talk, about my love of philosophy, can be read by clicking here .

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bread and Circuses

What do you think about the idea of a personal devil...a real 'Satan' who tempts people to turn away from God? What do you think 'the devil' was doing during the Temptation of Jesus in the desert?  These are some of questions that I wrestle with in tomorrow's sermon.  Please click here to read it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dust and Ashes

What's all this ashing about then?  Why do Christians mark themselves with Ash Crosses tomorrow?  To read my Ash Wednesday sermon, please click here.

Mountaintop Experiences

Ever had a mountaintop experience that you didn't want to end?  Last Sunday's sermon had some reflections on that theme, prompted by the story of the Transfiguration.  To read the sermon, please click here

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Stilling the Storm - Trusting in God

We've had another African Bishop staying with us this weekend.  Bishop Edmund from Ghana has been reminding me, simply by his conversation, of how differently African Christians trust in God.  If you want to read tomorrow's sermon, which includes some reflections on this, please click here