A post Orlando word from St. Paul to the churches

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female.. (Galatians 3:28) This statement from Paul’s letter to the Galatians could not be more timely. Nor could it be more relevant. The news last weekend of the hate...

Towards a Church without Standards

When I was at school we were introduced to the art or science of debate. I thought that this would be good. I could argue for what I believed and wanted. Instead we discovered that we were told whether we were to argue for or against the motion. It was a good...

Communion, A Sometimes Violent Grounding

On Sunday 5 June 2016 I will be leading a celebration of the Sacrament of Communion. My own Sacramental theology is in a state of flux. I do not know where metaphor begins and ends. I am confused by the semantics of the whole thing. My experience is that something...

The Prophet who Lunched

Jesus is the minister’s best teacher but not if the minister wishes to learn time management. Jesus was a waster. Jesus wasted time. He squandered it. That was one of his things. He lived long before watches but the sun will have moved across the sky on many a...