Reflection 11 April – Our friend, Thomas

John 20:19-31 Our friend, Thomas a reflection by Dan Spragg There was an article that appeared in the New York Times in 1997 of how a prisoner during the time of the KhmerRouge in Cambodia was saved from execution on account of Aesop’s fables. Here’s some of the...

Reflection 21 March – Esther 9 & 10

Esther 9 & 10 – The ending isn’t straightforward… a reflection by Dan Spragg And so we’ve reached the end of Esther. This part of the story would definitely ensure, if it was a movie, and if it hadn’t already, that it received an ‘R’ or at least an ‘M’...

Reflection 28 February – Esther 3 & 4

Esther 3 & 4 – Things get personal! a reflection by Dan Spragg During the season of Lent this year, The Village are spending a bit of time in the book of Esther. Part of the motivation for this is that there are fascinating and meaningful stories tucked away...

Reflection 21 February – Esther 1 & 2

Esther chapters 1 & 2 – Setting the scene… a reflection by Dan Spragg We’ve just heard a large part of chapters 1 and 2 of the book of Esther. When trying to select verses for us today that would somehow capture the mood, set the scene, and give enough...