Tag Archives: justice

Jerusalem: herald of good tidings

Jerusalem has been in the news this week. President Donald Trump entered into a very sensitive area of international politics by backing Israel’s claim to Jerusalem as its “united and eternal” capital city. This is highly contentious, disputed by the … Continue reading

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Calling to account: when two or three are gathered

One of the themes running through the readings over the last few weeks has been about how we behave towards one another. The sections from Paul’s letter to the Romans have given wonderful advice on the quality of the relating. … 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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Let your light so shine

What makes a nation great? This is a question that has been floating around the internet this week with a video of a Q&A session in an American university. One student asked a panel why they thought America is the … Continue reading

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Crossing the waters: liberation, justice, peace and promises fulfilled

There are two stories in the Bible of waters being made to stand in a heap so that the people of Israel can cross over on dry land. The first is the best known, from the book of Exodus (chapter … Continue reading

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The negligent manager and primacy of justice

One of the privileges of being vicar of the city centre church and parish is that it brings me into fairly regular contact with our civic leaders and politicians. The tie-in with the cathedral strengthens that and brings a number … Continue reading

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Water, wine, wedding

Water, wine, wedding banquets; these all have powerful resonance in the Bible. Water is the primordial stuff, which is separated at the creation right at the beginning of the book of Genesis (chapter 1).   It is a gut feeling that … Continue reading

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