Resurrection: Pressing the re-set button

One of the little treasures which I have on my shelf at home is this card. It was given to me almost thirty years ago now. It both makes me laugh and helps me get up in a morning. It`s a cartoon picture of Good Friday. There`s an empty cross on a hillside. Jesus has…

The God Spotters

Firstly, this morning we heard that simply magnificent passage from Ezekiel. (Ezekiel 37.1-14) Some of us perhaps recall the recall the old `spiritual`, “Dem` bones dem` bones; them dry bones……” and so on. It`s easy to make light of it. But if you look closely you`ll see that it`s a passage told with such great…

How do you save a world? Lent 1. The Temptations

There`s a wonderful moment in the Television series `Outnumbered` (BBC TV) where a Vicar attends a wedding reception and he finds himself placed on a table with a very precocious little boy… And while they`re eating the little boy takes the opportunity to corner the Vicar with all manner of questions ….And at one point…

Let`s take back control: Facing our illusions

Back in the 1980`s the actor Bob Hoskins appeared in an Advert for British Gas. He played a London gangland boss who was a bit of a bully…. And his catch phrase was, “Don’t you just love being in control?” Perhaps you might remember it? Back then it caught the mood of the time… And…