As we met to pray this week, the media news was full of the sudden change of political fortunes in Afghanistan, displacing the plethora of accounts of fires, smoke and flooding from the days before1, although further forest blazes broke out in the south of France, where double-jabbed Brits had driven to enjoy their summerContinue reading “Sense in the Ending”
God has taken Daniel on a deeper journey in God’s Spirit, that opens living channels of communication between earth and heaven, initiates a dialogue of prayer into the heavenlies over globally significant situations, and directs his Spirit-filled life into counsel and watchful insight at crucial seasons of change, even, at divinely appointed moments, into the most secret and senior offices of state and power. The invitation implicit in this scripture is that God intends for us to be there too.
Under the heading, “Everyday Justice: Life-Changing Advocacy,” Matt Jolley at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity writes, 1 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them – he remains faithful for ever.He upholds the cause of theContinue reading “Co-creating community as a Body running together”
An Easter reflection for April 2021. They say that you can’t choose your family. This ‘wise saying’ suggests many facets of insight, one of which is to imply that it is practical as well as possible to choose your friends. I am not sure the difference between family and friends is so clear, at leastContinue reading “See, Mother, I make all things New.”
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die… says Ecclesiastes 3:1. This is a theological embrace of the circle of life and all the other cycles of nature. God created the lights in the sky to be signs on the Earth (GenesisContinue reading “Ezekiel’s job description: Prophet as Co-Creator.”
January 1st 2021 “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” Genesis 3:20 ESV In a footnote we are told that Eve sounds like the Hebrew for life-giver and resembles the word for living. Is our direction in life determined by a significant choice or particular pivotal events? One of my leadersContinue reading “Beginning with Ruth the Moabitess”