Monthly Archives: September 2021

Electric Vehicles and Creation

When I can think of one, I am quite fond a good visual aid. Something that sticks in the memory and helps us connect with the deeper message of a Bible reading or theme. This evening’s Old Testament reading (Exodus … Continue reading

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Salt and Fire

Our Gospel reading this morning (Mark 9:38-50) gives us a chemistry lesson. Sodium Chloride, the chemical name of salt, cannot lose its saltiness without changing its properties and thereby ceasing to be salt. The only way salt can lose its … Continue reading

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Same-sex blessings and the bible

On Monday, the Governing Body of the Church in Wales made history. It voted by a very secure two thirds majority to authorise an Order of Service for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships. For technical reasons this is an experimental rite, so … Continue reading

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Blessing Same Sex Relationships

I wish to speak for a moment in favour of the pastoral provision that we have in front of us. And I speak as someone who has been ordained for nearly 30 years. In each place that I have ministered … Continue reading

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Syropheonician woman: Generosity learnt at home, lived

The gospel reading gives us one of those game-changer moments, where an outsider is brought to sit at the table (Mark 7:24-37). A Gentile, a Syropheonician woman, an outsider and not a high status one either. In terms of that … Continue reading

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