Tag Archives: Compassion

Bible Sunday: 5 Virtues to help with reading the bible

Our two readings this morning contrast quite strongly in tone. They could be more different, given some of the passages in the bible, but still they vary enough. The first  (Colossians 3:12-17) encourages five virtues: ‘compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and … Continue reading

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Foundations of nation-building

Yesterday our church calendar remembered Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons in the ninth century. There is so much more to Alfred and his dynasty than burning cakes and raids on Danish occupying forces from the marshes. Alfred … Continue reading

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Compassion, Conviction and Courage

One of the things we do really well in this country is our ceremony. We know and are well practiced at putting on a good show. We can rummage in the dressing up box and come up with robes and … Continue reading

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A narrative of hope: the treasure we share in the public square

Many people have found this a difficult week. The terror attack in Manchester on Monday, which killed 22 people, the youngest of which was just 8 years old, has shocked, appalled and deeply disturbed practically everyone. No one I have … Continue reading

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