Being a Fraud

Luke 5:1-11 Calling of Peter, Jame and John Growing up in a bilingual country we learned French from the age of 5. Of course, it’s easier to learn a language when you start earlier. In year 5, when I was about 9, we had to do a public speaking project, where we wrote...

Light is not Safe

Luke 2:22-40 The Presentation of Christ at the Temple I’m going to start with a quotation from a book by a famous professor: ‘You’ll understand when you see him.”But shall we see him?’ asked Susan.’Why, Daughter of Eve, that’s...

Listening to the Body of Christ

Luke 4:14-21 Jesus reveals himself as the fulfilment of Prophecy   In October 1987 Anita Hart rang the BBC, her son was studying meteorology and believed that a hurricane was on it’s way. Concerned to get a second opinion she rang and asked to speak to somebody...

Transformed by Relationship

John 2:1-11 Turning Water into Wine I’ve just finished reading a book about a woman who brought together a group of 8 women from 8 different countries from around the world to ski to Antartica. The book, Call of the White, tells of the author’s idea to inspire other...

Babies aren’t just for Christmas

Luke 2:41-52 Jesus as a child in the Temple For some the frenzy of Christmas is over. The presents have been unwrapped, the turkey has been eaten, the tree may even have come down. And the focus has already moved on to New Years. The good will, the excitement, the...

Listening and preparing

Luke 21:25-36The Parable of the Fig Tree A bit over eight years ago Helen and I moved from Bristol to Cambridge. I had given up my job and was about to start training at the end of September. But we moved in early August. Not because I had to start studying. But...