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Transfiguring Worship

The texts for Transfiguration Sunday this year expand on last week’s reading concerning God’s constant presence and activity (light) in our lives, focusing on the dramatic interplay between light and dark, veiling and unveiling, sight and blindness:  Psalm 50:1-6 – in both the rising and the setting of the sun, […]

Day Twenty Nine: Liminal Living

Psalm 148
 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 
Luke 2:22-40
 Galatians 4:4-7 “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning 
but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instil in us.”
 Hal Borland What beautiful, and pertinent, Scriptures, for this liminal time: the old year making way minute by minute […]

An Advent Candle Poem/Prayer

For use in congregations/communities who light a candle each Sunday in Advent leading up to Christmas following the traditional pattern of prophets (hope), Mary and Joseph (faith), shepherds (joy), angels (peace) and Jesus (love) … a simple poem/prayer in five parts with an additional “verse” to be said as a […]

Choosing well

A children’s lesson based on 1 Kings 3:16-28 – Solomon displays godly wisdom. Preparation  2 identically-sized, solid bowls filled to the same level – one with sweets; the other with cereal or rice grains covered in a layer of sweets so that they appear the same. 2 boxes – one […]

Called is at our core

For as many years as I have been involved in ministry within the Church, I have wondered: What is the essential difference between those who call themselves Christians and those who affiliate themselves with a different religion or belief system? It is a question which goes to the heart of […]