Tag: Service

Talk Text: Northampton Civic Service 2016

Yesterday I had the great privilege of leading and preaching at the service to mark the beginning of the Mayoralty of Cllr Chris Malpas at All Saints, Northampton. I’m his chaplain for the year. I’m already finding the role fascinating and stretching. I thought I’d post the notes my talk was based on here, in […]

February 18th 2016: Galatians 5:2-15

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘…but through love become slaves to one another.’ It’s a big challenge this one. I’ve been wondering recently, how much of a sacrifice for the sake of the Church I’m part of leading is enough? Would it be where I live? The hours I put […]

What Are We Hoping For When We Show Up?

I’m supposed to write a roughly monthly column for Christians on the Left, but I’ve failed at that recently. Partly it’s because there’s so much noise at the moment, so much opinion, so little certainty, that I quite often think that the last thing anyone needs is me spouting off again. People talking about faith […]

September 17th 2014: Acts 11:19-30

Read Acts 11:19-30 here Today we find prophecy proved true. The Church is growing all over the displaced world. Famine is prophesied, famine comes. What intrigues me about this is that rather than revelling in the veracity of their truth claims, the disciples immediately seek to provide practical support to those who are in need. […]

August 15th 2014: Luke 11: 27-28

Read Luke 11:27-28 here He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Will we hear the word of God today? What will we think it is? Will we take it as our moral compass, our way of regulating the life of those around us and “calling to account” those with […]

July 28th 2014: Luke 20:41-21:4

Read Luke 20:41-21:4 here We begin a new week with the reminder that Jesus, the Messiah, is nobody’s son but God’s. This will hopefully help us to remember the security of our trust in the life, works and authority of Jesus. Verses 45 and 46, for me, have a particular resonance as I become used […]