posted: 6 Dec 2013 comments: 1category: Unassigned
I heard the news this evening that Nelson Mandela had died. I prayed that his influence and memory would live on to fulfil the great sacrifice he and so many made in the struggle for justice and equality not only in South Africa but in the world beyond.
In October 2010 I visited Robben Island to look around at the prison in which Mandela was incarcerated for eighteen of the the twenty seven years. Here is a picture of the actual cell in which he lived while obj...
posted: 5 Dec 2013 comments: 0category: Unassigned
Here's something that made me smile today. Steve Taylor is an American singer songwriter who has been challneging the Christians about the way we often inteact to the changing attitudes of society to moral and social issues. I last heard him perform years agao I think it was a Greenbelt. Anyway it appears that he's looking to put a band on the road again and do a tour. He's using this video as a method of raising cash to make the tour happen....
posted: 3 Dec 2013 comments: 0category: Unassigned
This month I’ve chosen the theme 'Journeys ' to hang all my Christmas sermons and thoughts. I’ve been particularly captivated by the idea that “ The Gift is the Journey” I think that is what the wise men discovered and also the shepherds and even Mary and Joseph and dare I say it perhaps even Jesus himself. I think the journey itself is our engagement with faith and becomes our gift to use and celebrate. Don't get me wrong. Its not the only gift. Jesus Christ himself...