The social phenomenon of the pushy parent has received a lot of attention recently. Can ambition be sanctified and put in the service of God? We all know pushy parents – the kind who are so intent on ensuring their children get ....
True honour is to be found among those who take their turn at the back of a queue. The phrase ‘I get it’ is a pithy soundbite by which politicians mean: ‘I understand exactly how you feel and what you are trying to tell me .
As John Lennon almost said, mission is what happens while we're making other plans. Our work for God is right in front of us, just where he intends it. There is no blueprint for how people come to faith. For many it is an incremental process,
If we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by so much mediated human suffering, we may become less alert to the social needs we can do something about. Official news of victory in the Battle of Waterloo took three days to reach
Mary poured onto the floor, via Jesus' feet, a whole year's wages of perfume. It was a show-stopping gesture; a remarkably sensuous act of devotion. The raising of Lazarus from the dead sealed the death warrant of Jesus
God is an idiosyncratic manager of the resources at his disposal, but then again, perhaps he has to be, as the numbers often don’t stack up in our favour
Reading the Book of Judges is an unsettling experience
St. Paul’s metaphor about the body of Christ is one we are very familiar with and yet which remains surprisingly underdeveloped in our thinking..People struggle to think in corporate terms; we come at the world from our own ....
A fundamental detail of discipleship is to find the eyes to see the God we trust in the people we meet.. The parable of the sheep and goats has been a remarkable inspiration for Christian outreach through history