July 15, 2018
Tonight we reflect on a story from the second scroll of Samuel, when King David dances ecstatically in the street in a holy apron. He is heading up a procession of priests and soldiers and musicians, bringing the Ark of the Covenant into the city. It’s like Mardi Gras; but when his wife sees him, she is filled with scorn …
A reflection on 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-22 given to Sanctuary, 15 July 2018 (Year B Proper 10).
July 1, 2018
Jesus is asked to heal a twelve-year-old girl, the daughter of a big shot in town. But his journey to the house is interrupted when a woman who has been haemorrhaging for twelve years sneaks into the crowd, and touches him.
A re-telling of Mark 5:21-43 given to Sanctuary, 1 July 2018 (Year B Proper .
June 3, 2018
Tonight we reflect on a story in the gospel of Mark, when a man with a withered hand reaches out to Jesus and is healed. Yet it’s the Sabbath, and so the Pharisees go ballistic. But first, we'll hear a different story: a story about neighbours ...
A reflection on Mark 2:23-3:6 given to Sanctuary, 3 June 2018 (BP04)
May 13, 2018
For many, Mothers Day is a day of absence. How might the ancient story of the Ascension speak to those who are grieving now?
A reflection on Acts 1:1-10 given to Sanctuary for Mothers Day/Ascension, 13 May 2018.
May 6, 2018
Jewish Peter found himself eating with Gentiles; who are we called to eat with now?
A reflection on Acts 10 given to Sanctuary, 6 May 2018.
April 29, 2018
The Ethiopian eunuch is cut off in every way. What invitation does this story hold for those cut off from our churches now?
A reflection on Acts 8:26-40 and Isaiah 56 given to Sanctuary, 29 April 2018.
April 15, 2018
Reading the Bible responsibly means reading in the way of Jesus.
A reflection on Luke 24:36-48 given to Sanctuary, 15 April 2018 (B34).
March 31, 2018
How does the story of our faith relate to Jesus' death and resurrection?
A reflection on the Easter Readings given to Sanctuary, 31 March 2018 (Easter Vigil)
March 18, 2018
Jesus offers a way which embraces death, yet leads to fullness of life.
A reflection on John 12:20-33 given to Sanctuary, 18 March 2018 (B22).
March 4, 2018
Our culture of work creates meaning and identity in ways which can be bound up in faithfulness, but which can also risk idolatry and perpetuate the exclusion and suffering of those who cannot fully access the meaning and status it gives. It has strong echoes of the sacrificial cult of the Jerusalem Temple. How, then, might Jesus preach into the sacrificial cult of work and professional achievement today?
A reflection on John 2:13-22 given to Sanctuary, 4 March 2018 (B20)