Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mark – where the action is

Repentance – now there’s a word worth exploring! As a child, I got the distinct impression at Sunday School that repentance was all about being sorry. If I was only sorry enough for all the naughty things I did then … Continue reading

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Matthew: what’s in a name?

There’s a lot of death around at the moment. Typhoon in the Philippines, a crashed helicopter in Glasgow, two young teenage girls mown down and killed by a car driven by an aquaintance, a 5-year-old boy diagnosed just 2 months … Continue reading

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Luke: flashback

Family trees are fascinating and origins give a sense of rootedness. A pupil of mine can trace his antecedents all the way back to a mediaeval king (I forget which one). I, on the other hand, can trace my ancestry … Continue reading

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Luke: let me tell you a story Advent Book club day 3

OK, OK… I know this is the beginning of Day 4 and I’m posting about the readings for Day 3… Maybe if I tell you that Day 3, for me, began with a 5am alarm, continued with “in the car … Continue reading

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John: Let’s start at the very beginning

In the beginning when God createdthe heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be … Continue reading

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Early or late? #AdventBookClub

Along with others, I’m dipping into Maggi Dawn’s book Beginnings and Endings during the season of Advent 2013. This past year has contained rather more endings and beginnings than I would have chosen. Many of the endings have been gut-wrenchingly … Continue reading

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