Reflection 22 March – First Virtual church

Anne’s reflection for this Sunday [this is a little longer than we expect to do each week, but it was already written so…] Have you noticed some of the reactions to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic?  How could you not, might be a better question!  I...

Reflection 15 March – Testing a virus

Romans 12:1-5 & John 3:1-8 Testing a virus Reflection by Mart the Rev  Last week I offered some reflections on the notion of born again/born from above as outlined by Jesus in his conversation with the Pharisee Nicodemus.  I talked a bit about the perils...

Reflection 8 March – Born again/from above

John 3:1-17 Born again/ from above Reflection by Mart the Rev There’s an interpretative nuance in the story of Jesus and Nicodemus that has proved to be problematical in recent times.  Is the reading ‘born again’ or is it ‘born from above’?  Unfortunately, the debate...

Reflection 1 March – Certainty or Trust?

Gen 2:15-17; 3:1-7 & Matt 4:1-11 Certainty? Or Trust? a reflection by Dan Spragg  Who brought a Lotto ticket this week?! (no judgement!) $50 million is a large amount of cash! Sharon and I have had a few conversations over the years of ‘what would we do if…’ you...

Reflection 23 February – Cups Running Over

Psalm 23 & Matthew 17:1-9 Cups Running Over Reflection by Mart the Rev I wonder whether you are described as a cup half full or a cup half empty person.  Optimist or pessimist.  It kind of matters.  Around a good idea an optimist can bring out the light and a...