Reflection 4 March

Mark 8:34-37 & John 12:23-25 A Reflection by Dan Spragg. I seem to get strangely curious when we encounter passages like these. Curious because these are the sorts of ones that we tend to avoid, react to, decide that we don’t like, or write off, usually using the...

Reflection 25 February

 Mark 4:26-32 | More seeds! Growth, but what kind? | Dan Spragg A few years back I wrote my own parable. ‘The Parable of the Dandelion’, it goes like this: To what can we compare the Kingdom of God? It is like the Dandelion that appears in the garden before the...

Guest Reflection 18 February

 The Rev David Coster Acts 28:23-31 and Mark 4: 1-9 Are you listening? Really listening? Joy and I have three grandsons – Kotaro, William and Issa. We also have a wee granddaughter of twenty months, Mia. The three grandsons all have ipads and Mia, envying them, wishes...

Reflection 11 February

Exodus 3:1-6 & Mark 2:18-22 Old & new wineskins Reflection by Mart the Rev I wonder what you think Jesus meant when he talked of the new wineskins. The parable/metaphor comes very early in the Jesus stories.  Just a little later Jesus and his disciples are...

Reflection 4 February

James 3 and the story of the Abbot and the Rabbi Reflection by Anne & Martin Stewart Anne We are all made in the image of God. If you have been in church for any length of time at all you will have heard that said, prayed, preached and sung. Over and over in...

Reflection 17 December

Advent 3 Reflection by Mart the Rev ‘The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world’ John 1 I’ve been thinking about the light a lot this Advent/Christmas season. There’s been so much of it! All those days of sunny hot days and the stretching out...