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Receive the Holy Spirit…….

  (Pentecost 2017) (John 20, 19-23; James 1, 1-27)   What does it mean to be a Spirit-filled Christian?   I was reading an account the other day from a blog called ‘Charisma News’ of what happens when you are … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas?

  (John 20, 19-31. Easter 2, Yr C) How do you feel about the apostle Thomas, whose story we have just heard from the Gospel according to John? Do you identify with him? Or do you condemn him, as the … Continue reading

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What do you want me to do for you?

(Proper 25. Yr B. Jer.31, 7-9; Mark 10, 46-52) “What do you want me to do for you?” The question which Jesus asks of the blind beggar, Bartimeus; Bartimeus asks to be allowed to see again. Just before this incident, … Continue reading

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Who’s the Greatest?

(Proverbs 31.10-31, James 3.13-4.3, Mark 9,30-37) Twenty-nine years ago today, I was licensed as a Reader in the Church of England. Over those twenty-nine years, one of the questions I’ve most frequently been asked is, “Are you going to go … Continue reading

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Watch Your Language!

(James 2, 1-10 & 14-17; Mark 7, 24-37) There’s been a lot of comment in the media recently about the use of language. David Cameron and Nigel Farage were roundly condemned for talking about ‘swarms of migrants’ and the need … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘Finger-pointing’ God

(James 1, 17- end. Mark 7, 1-8,14-15, 21-23)   How do you imagine God? When you worship, when you pray, what picture do you have in your mind of the Being you are addressing? I have spoken before about a … Continue reading

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Real Bread

(Eph. 5, 15-20; John 6, 51-58) Today we come to week four of the lectionary readings from Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel, which contain the story of the Feeding of the 5000, and the reflections on them by the gospel … Continue reading

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