OPINION: No Appetite for Change

With all the publicity about child abuse in the church, with the church having to deal with what happened on its watch, it would be easy to think that there might be a mood to consider the wider implications. After all, the abuse of children (and other vulnerable...

STORY: My Καπρικορνιαn Diary

Nisan 4. Arrived on Καπρικορνια. Living on a planet where the day is twenty-two Earth hours long will certainly make life interesting. After all, should I keep Earth time or Καπρικορνιαn time? I will need to keep Καπρικορνιαn time to do my job, but I will also need...

SERMON: Another Counsellor

John 14:16 A. INTRODUCTION These days we seem to have become a nation of Do-It-Yourself-ers. Or that’s what the TV tries to tell us. If something breaks, we try to fix it: If there’s a problem with the car, we become mechanics. If we have a minor electrical fault or...

DEVOTION: Our Relationship with Jesus

John 1:1-18 In churches that use the Common Lectionary there are many passages of scripture that are read once every three years. There are also a great number of others that are (sadly) never read at all. In all the passages that are read, however, there is one...

SERMON: The Faith Versus Works Debate

James 2:18-26 A. INTRODUCTION Imagine you’re in an auditorium, and you’ve come to listen to a debate—a debate between two people who both claim to be Christians. And what you’re being asked to do is to decide which is the better Christian. The first person is someone...

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