Nothing to be embarrassed about!

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).

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Bloody hell

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 8) .

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One Rule to Ring Them All

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)

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Becoming Heaven on Earth

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.

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Eating Out-of-Bounds: The Culture of God

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.

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Cut to the Heart

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.

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Open Heart, Open Mind: Reading the Bible with Jesus

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).

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Life. Be in it!

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)

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Living Death, or Resurrection Life: You Choose

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).

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The Sacrificial Cult of Work

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)

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