Selective quotation

Luke 4:14-21 We in the Church have, I think it’s fair to say, a complicated, ambiguous, relationship with the scriptures.

While Shepherds Watched

Luke 2:8-20 A man who has one watch knows what the time is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Prepare the way

Luke 3:1-6 John the Baptist is a bit of an odd character.

Truth and Grace

Psalm 25 | John 1:14-18 We have seen his glory, full of grace and truth.

Mary

Matthew 1:18-21 | Luke 1:39-56 The last in our series of learning from the followers of Jesus takes us back, right back, to the first person who ever knew him. Back to Mary, his mother.

John

John 1:1-5 | 1 John 4:7-21 As we draw towards the end of our series on learning from the followers of Jesus, and towards the end of the Church year – it’s advent in just two weeks – and we come to the witness of John.

Zacchaeus

Luke 19:1-28 Two stories today that I suspect we’ve all heard many times – the story of Zacchaeus, and the parable of the talents.

Lydia

Acts 16:11-15 The third of Jesus’ early disciples in our series on learning from the followers of Jesus is one who never actually met Jesus, and one about whom we really know very little, but who nonetheless has captured the imagination of many.

Mary Magdalene

Luke 8:1-3 | Mark 15:33-41 | Mark 16:1-8 So this week, in the second of our “learning from the followers of Jesus” series, we turn to May Magdalene, one of the women who was closest to Jesus

Peter

Luke 5:1-11 | John 21:4-8, 15-19 This week we begin a new series that will take us up to the end of November and the beginning of advent (yes, it’s that time of the year already) – learning from the followers of Jesus. In many ways, discipleship is the most basic description of our calling, […]

Faith and Mental Health

Colossians 3:12-17 So today we come to the last in our series on “Faith in Real Life” – over the past few weeks we’ve looked at how our faith might touch the way we think about family, about decision making, about how we respond to fear, how and why we work for justice, what our […]

Faith and Community

Hebrews 10:19-25 The fifth in our series on faith in real life bring us to the role of community in the Christian life.

Faith and Justice

Isaiah 58:1-9a | Luke 4:16-19 This time last year we were just kicking off a five week series on “Justice, the public face of love”. Over those weeks we explored freedom from slavery, gender justice, environmental justice, economic justice, and racial justice.

Faith and Fear

1 John 4:13-21 Faith and real life. Two weeks ago we looked at how our faith might influence the way we look at that most basic of human institutions, the family, and then last week we explored how our faith might inform our decision making

Faith and Decisions

Proverbs 1:1-7 So today is the second in our series on Faith in real life, questions about how our faith in Jesus Christ, our reading of the scriptures, our membership together in the Kingdom of God, touches matters of day to day living.