Something less than a miracle.

I sometimes think that my job ought to be a lot easier. Part of it, anyway. Not the pastoral care, perhaps. Life’s complex and full of challenges, there’s much grief and sadness in the world. There’s also joy and happiness, challenges and opportunities and everyone’s life is, of course, uniquely...

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A law of love and compassion.

Of course it’s more complicated than it appears. Like everyone else, I’ve been reading the stories of what’s happening with our neighbours to the south. I know, there’s so much, I should be more specific. Just this moment, I’m thinking of families crossing into the US illegally being separated at...

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To get to the other side.

As miracles go, the story of Jesus calming a storm while in a boat with the disciples is definitely a chart topper. It’s an epic demonstration of the power of Jesus, not just to heal people or to cast out demons, but over nature itself. “Who then is this, that...

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What’s your story?

There was a story recently that prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis was asking his followers to contribute towards a new personal jet for his ministry. $54 million US is all it would cost for him to add this fourth plane to his fleet. He told his followers that he needed...

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Are you out of your mind?

I suppose that I’m stating the obvious here, but I think Jesus taught in two important ways. One is that he preached. And by that, I mean that he proclaimed a message of love, grace and care for others which he backed up with action. It’s easy to say that...

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