A few months after moving to London our neighours - the Spellers - told us they had a dog. I was very surprised. In the five or six months we had been living next door we had never heard so... Continue Reading →
We have sanitised the story of Jesus of Nazareth. We have painted Jesus meek and mild, serene and perfect. We have done so in our worship, our prayers, our hymnary, our theology and indeed in paintings themselves. But we now from the gospel stories themselves that the life of this Jewish cynic was not the life of Beaver Cleaver.
I sometimes feel like the church relies far too much upon rational management techniques, and far too little on God, The-Chance-for-Something-Absolutely-New. If we are able to access this God of new chances, even at our dimmest moments we might remember that as God's beloved, we indeed can bring some Light, some Hope, some Love, and some Possibility to the people around us.... and if we are not careful - to the church. I hope we can all hear the voice of that God.