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Church Ain’t No Self Operating Napkin

22nd February 2019
Rube Goldberg became famous for inventing whimsical and overly complex multi-part machines out of everyday objects. It’s become a bit of a modern phenomenon too. Here’s his self-operating napkin: Some things are far more complicated than they need to be. Church can be like that too. Richard Halverson, a Presbyterian pastor and Chaplain of the […]

Love and Obedience

1st February 2019
How can we be radical without being harsh? A high calling requires a deep love. ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place […]

God Adjusts

25th January 2019
But God has so composed the body, giving greater honour to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together. 1 Corinthians 12:24-26 When […]

A Hydrangea Gifts

28th December 2018

The hydrangea plant grows big, colourful blooms. They can tolerate almost any type of soil, however the colour of their flowers can vary dramatically, depending on the pH level of the soil. Plant one in slightly acidic soil and it will grow with blue blooms, but more alkaline soil, and you’ll have a pink hydrangea.

And so these plant[...]

Church as a Bride

7th December 2018

In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul goes deep into the nature and form of Church.

He waxes lyrical about the riches of Christ that we can enjoy together as we live and love one another as his Church. Not far from the end of the letter, Paul calls husbands and wives to live in unity by pointing t[...]

Metaphors for Church

30th November 2018
How would you describe the smell of, say, lavender? It is soft and fresh. It’s gently fruity, it’s like clean bedsheets. Can you see what I did there? Those metaphors helped us ‘feel’ the smell. And saying the word “feel” is another metaphor! Scripture is stuffed full of a rich variety of metaphors. Jesus was […]

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