advent

  • December 15, 2015

    Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” (Mark 6. 4)

  • December 14, 2015

    Peter asked, ‘Who then is the faithful and wise steward?’” (Luke 12. 42) God’s inviting presence is not something that can be quarantined to certain times of the week or year.

  • December 13, 2015

    In chapter 11 of Matthew’s Gospel Jesus speaks of his forerunner, the spiky and angular prophet known to us as John the Baptist.

  • December 11, 2015

    “When justice is done, it brings joy to the one who understands what is right, but terror to evildoers.” (Proverbs 21.15)

  • December 10, 2015

    “And after these things I saw another messenger come down from heaven,having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” (Rev 18. 1)

  • December 9, 2015

    “And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev 12. 1)

  • December 8, 2015

    “The people have refused the waters of Shilo’ah that flow gently, and now melt in fear.” (Isaiah 8. 6)

  • December 8, 2015

    “The people have refused the waters of Shilo’ah that flow gently, and now melt in fear.” (Isaiah 8. 6)

  • December 7, 2015

    “The one who is coming will be highly honoured all around the world. And he will be the source of our peace." (Micah 5. 4)

  • December 6, 2015

    “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing”, writes St Paul.

    ‘Believing’ isn’t primarily a head matter, like assenting to a set of abstract propositions.