Inclusive church: however we get there: it's a necessary thing

How do we root out the things which put stumbling blocks in the way of those who would come to know Jesus? What will it take to ensure that all who are vulnerable and powerless, or who are 'other' in their illness or distress will find this sanctuary a place of truthful welcome?

Living without judgement for the other?

Both our New Testament and Gospel readings for today address a key aspect of our calling as Christian disciples: What is to be our attitude to the ‘other’? To the person who is different, or even, as we see it, disadvantaged?

Get Behind me Satan

Get behind me Satan it's a good line isn't it. Get behind me Satan. When I've used it or heard it used it's almost always been in jest - used to playfully rebuke a temptation of some kind or other. It's such a great phrase.

The perils of of tradition

Our very selves are defiled, made unholy not by what we take in, but by the corrosion of the human heart.

The whole armour of God

Being Christian, offering ourselves at the altar each week, accepting Christ’s body and blood into our bodies is not an easy path.

I am the bread of life: for the life of the world

I’ve been thinking this week, probably since our twwg meeting last Sunday, very much about the Eucharist - Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, Mass - whatever you like to call it. And i’ve been reflecting that it is now so far removed from life today for most of our communities around us. Why then do we still make it so central to our worship?