Reflection: An Empire Afraid

September 29, 2019

Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-15 The Empire is afraid. Behind the mask of dominance, the iron fist, the oppression and the violence, the empire is afraid. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown” is an old saying – and even uneasier … Continue reading

The Wrestling Match

September 22, 2019

Genesis 32:9-13,  22-30 There he was, down on the ground, pinned by a power greater than any he knew – and he realized, as he lay there, panting for breath with the weight of his opponent holding him in place, … Continue reading

The Long Dream

September 15, 2019

Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 Sarah laughed, because the dream seemed impossible.  Abraham laughed earlier, too, when told that he would have a son in his old age.  They laughed, perhaps, rather than cry.  They laughed, because they had given up hope, … Continue reading

After the Fall

September 8, 2019

It’s not good for us to be alone.  Once in a while is fine, but forever and ever, with no-one to talk to, no-one to love us, no-one to know what happens to us – that would be very sad. … Continue reading

Quotations For Reflection

September 1, 2019

Evangelical “By salvation I mean not barely according to the vulgar notion deliverance from hell or going to heaven, but a present deliverance from sin, a restoration of the soul to its primitive health, its original purity, a recovery of … Continue reading