Reflection 14 July – Bible Sunday, Linda Cowan

Reading the Bible  with eyes wide open   - Linda Cowan I wonder if when you were younger, you had to learn the books of the Bible off by heart.  I know I did – maybe for a Girls’ Brigade badge or perhaps Sunday School memory work.  It was fine until you got to the...

Reflection 23 June – Going against the crowd

1 Kings 19:1-18 & Luke 8:26-39 Elijah’s existential crisis & the lonely, unpopular road of going against the crowd – a reflection by Dan Spragg  “What are you doing here, Elijah?” God asked. This is the sort of probing question that demands a bit of soul searching...

Reflection 16 June – A seat at the table

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 & John 16:12-15  Trinity – Dynamic Invitation; A seat at the table a reflection by Dan Spragg In Genesis 18 Abraham and Sarah are minding their own business, resting in the shade of their tent from the heat of the day, when they had some...

Reflection 9 June Pentecost – David Coster

Acts 2:1-21 The dynamic, powerful presence of God! Reflection by David Coster Walker Percy in Lost in the Cosmos mused ironically about the fate of we post modern people who spend literally millions trying to get chimps to talk and billions on space stations...

Reflection 2 June – Joy Kingsbury-Aitken

Reflection on Acts 16: 16-34 by Joy Kingsbury-Aitken – “For freedom Christ has set us free” Today’s story from Acts shows us just how horrible life could be within the Roman Empire. The setting for the story is Philippi, a Roman colony in Macedonia. Following the...

Reflection 26 May – Mystery & Discovery

Acts 16: 9-15 & John 14:23-29 | Mystery & Discovery A reflection by Dan Spragg  Lydia became the first Christian in Europe. Her decision seems quite decisive. Her first act as a person of faith after being baptised was to invite people into her home in service to the...

Reflection 12 May – David Coster

Psalm 23 & John 10: 22-30 The Lord is my Shepherd   In my early teenage years, I used to work on my uncle’s farm in Dipton during the school holidays. Lambing used to occur usually during the holiday time and it fell to my lot to join, Doug, the farm shepherd, in the...

Reflection 5 May

John 21:1-19 | The Ordinariness of Christ and the Ongoing Call to Follow  A reflection by Dan Spragg. “Some disciples fished, labouring all through the night, yet they caught nothing. Just after daybreak one they did not recognise spoke hope from the shore. A...

Reflection 28 April – John Simpson

IN SEARCH OF TOLERANCE Psalm 118 was a hymn for the Feast of the Tabernacles. As they approach the temple, the King recalls God’s victory for his people. The despised nation of Israel had become a great power. By Jesus’ day Israel in turn had forfeited their...