Jesus’ Trial: How to Submissively Resist Authority

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”John 18v37 The question of Christian submission to authority is becoming a more and more pressing one. While, in the UK atContinue reading “Jesus’ Trial: How to Submissively Resist Authority”

To Know and Yet to Love — A Reflection for Maundy Thursday

Obviously, this is a few days late for this year. The following is the transcript of a reflection I wrote and gave for a church on Maundy Thursday. Some details have been generalised or anonymised, as I saw fit. I want to draw your attention tonight to two verbs: to know and to love. ThoseContinue reading “To Know and Yet to Love — A Reflection for Maundy Thursday”

Epiphany: Baptism Reveals the Son(s) of God

When all the people were being baptised, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’— Luke 3v21-22 The feast of theContinue reading “Epiphany: Baptism Reveals the Son(s) of God”

You Are the Serpent Crusher

‘I will put enmity between you and the woman,and between your offspring and her offspring;he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.’Genesis 3:15 Almost immediately after the sin of Adam and Eve has been committed, in the moments after the serpent had fooled our first parents and lured them into their own damnation, GodContinue reading “You Are the Serpent Crusher”