`Being Pilate`: Standing in judgement on Christ

Those few verses we`ve just heard from the Gospel of John (John 18.33-37) are part of his account of what happened when the Lord was put on trial before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor. And essentially, what happens in this encounter is all about power. On the face of it, we might say that there…

The way of faith: `Any old God` just won`t do.

Among the stories my Father told me about his National Service was his account of what happened when his group of recruits reported for duty. The Officer in Charge decided that he would sort them out according to their religious affiliation. Apparently, it was very simple. Firstly, there were the Catholics. Then there were the…