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Tearing Up The Plan

1st August 2021
TEARING UP THE PLAN In more than one religion, producing food in desert places is the mark of a true God. In the earlier books of our Bible, there are…

Cutting Some Slack

25th July 2021
CUTTING SOME SLACK It was in 1989 that I first moved into the South East. I was called to be Associate Minister of the URC in Purley, at that time,…

Picking Up The Vibes

18th July 2021
PICKING UP THE VIBES READING: Mark 6,verses 14-29. The death of John the Baptist Why would anybody want to have a story like this read in church? It is not…
A MOTLEY CREW Think about Team Building- when you shape a group of people together for a purpose. You are looking for balance of the necessary strengths and skills; a…

Raised Again?

6th June 2021
RAISED AGAIN? The prophet Ezekiel was staring at a world in ruins. His nation of Israel had been invaded and ultimately destroyed. Living in exile with his people, news had…

The Powerpack

23rd May 2021
THE POWER PACK The sermon began with a video clip of the Beavers packing for a journey. The Scout motto is “Be Prepared.” When you go on a journey, you…

Signing Up

16th May 2021
SIGNING UP Famous last words number 2: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” This is the bit we do not like. It implies talking about our faith; trying to…

What about him?

2nd May 2021
WHAT ABOUT HIM? “YOU are the Architect of your own life” reads the text on inspirational posters and the title of a self-help book by David Worthy. Very good, except,…

Learning to be loved

25th April 2021
LEARNING TO BE LOVED There is no doubt about it- faith should make you a kinder person. That’s what this conversation between Jesus and Peter is about: “Peter, do you…

Taking The Old Into The New

18th April 2021
TAKING THE OLD INTO THE NEW It was Princess Eugenie, wasn’t it, who deliberately had her wedding dress designed to reveal a long scar running down the back of her…