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? Theological colleges …

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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? Years ago, when this reading from James about the rich and poor man appearing …

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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 …

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Feeding of the 5000: the fruit of compassion and blessing

In great compassion Jesus takes what little the community has, what it gives freely, blesses that and through it works to transform the world. Such is the fruit of compassion and faith, when humanity and God, work in harmony Does anyone have any idea what the most recognised commercial symbol is in the world? McDonalds …

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