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”
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”
Should the sermon or the Lord’s Supper be the focal point of the Sunday meeting? Yes.
This is a multiple choice question, but what should the choices be?
a) adults, b) babies; or a) us, b) other people?
Scripture and Tradition are sometimes thought of by evangelicals as two opposing authorities, but how might we try to read them together to work out what the apostles taught? Here, I take a stab at offering some principles, with worked examples, for understanding Scripture and Tradition together.
Many say that we have to pay first attention to the original audience and the human author to understand the Scriptures. But who are they, anyway? And does that audience relate to the events that they were reading about in Scripture?
I reckon Mean Girls can teach us something profound about the Lord’s Supper. And maybe one day we could make fetch happen.
A couple thousand years before Jesus, someone else thought of serving a simple meal of bread and wine. What was going on?
How did the earliest Christians think about leadership, justification, and the eucharist?
How might covid affect the way we think about church, time, and the body?