Monthly Archives: August 2017

Who do you say that I am… Finding identity as children of God

Jesus’ question in the gospel reading (Matthew 16:13-30), “Who do people say that I am?”, has a strangely modern resonance to it. We derive our sense of who we are from a number of sources and there has recently been … Continue reading

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Replacing rudeness with radical inclusive love

There are times when we are left stunned by what comes over as another’s rudeness. From words that come out wrong, they have a bluntness and harshness just not intended but nonetheless said, to deliberate prejudice and disdain. And there … Continue reading

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Prayer: Slavery and Exploitation

There are shocking cases of modern slavery and exploitation coming to court. The most recent concerns appalling abuse in Lincolnshire.  This prayer is for all facing exploitation or enslaved today. It has a passing reference to the seventeenth century pamphlet … Continue reading

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Prayer: Racial Harmony and Justice

Following the latests attacks by white supremacists in Charlottesville, in the United States of America, a prayer for racial harmony and justice – that all be honoured as brothers and sisters adopted by God’s grace.           … Continue reading

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Sound of sheer silence: Elijah’s prompt to radical prophetic action

What do you expect to happen when you pray? Do you expect anything? If you have a sense of God speaking, what form does it take? These are some of the questions that come to us out of our first … Continue reading

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