Minister’s Thoughts

August 8, 2020

If you’ve seen the footage of the Beirut explosion last week, you may have thought it was another act of terrorism; but as it quickly became clear it was a self-inflicted wound on the face of a once great city. Whoever thought it a good idea to store highly flammable expl […]

August 1, 2020

As some parts of the UK bathe in glorious sunshine, many have been grateful that lockdown took place during an unusually sunny spring. And for a nation like ours, sunshine is seen as good news. But the ominous truth is that around the world, sunshine is the great enemy. Record temperatures are bein […]

July 25, 2020

There’s a hymn Christians sing, about what the church is: it is where God is praised, where we are wanted and loved, where we try to live and to share out God’s good news. In all its four verses it never talks about the church as a building. And yet for a great number of people, it is just that […]

July 18, 2020

The traditional view of Jesus has him carrying out his ministry surrounded by twelve male disciples. Less emphasis is put on the fact women also followed Jesus. As a man, it makes me uncomfortable to read that when Jesus was in danger, the men around him fled and denied they had anything to do with […]

July 11, 2020

At the heart of Christianity is the figure of a Jew named Jesus. Over the centuries, he has become the focus of art and architecture, contemplation, debate, social concern, liberation, healing and martyrdom. Followers have given up their lives for him; some have gone to war over him. Some […]

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