Monthly Archives: August 2014

Romans: A Living Grace

When I first looked at my notes for this portion of Paul’s letter to the Romans, my thoughts were pulled in the direction of Iraq and the situation faced by the Christians there at this time, but now I am struggling … Continue reading

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The Testament of Mary: ‘Completely heretical’?

Whilst I was on holiday the catholic end of the Christian spectrum celebrated the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary – which also happens to be my firstborn’s birthday! Shortlisted for 2013’s Booker, Colm Toibin’s novel The Testament of Mary has been … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Blackberry Wine

‘You want to do something with that, lad,’ he told Jay as he opened the door. ‘Else it’ll be no good this summer. You want to get it dug over and weeded while you’ve still got time. And them apple … Continue reading

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Peace be with you: How do we achieve peace?

This week marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, the Great war. At the time there was a huge sense of fear and a lack of hope, as displayed by this famous comment: “The lamps are going … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty women: God’s precious daughters

Today we have Luke’s version of the healings of a woman who has been bleeding for 12 years, and the restoring to life of a 12 year old girl (read it here). There is something to be grasped here in … Continue reading

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Romans: Promises, promises – do we have enough faith to believe God’s promises?

Well, it looks as though Paul’s letter to his Christian friends is beginning to turn away from the reprimands and warnings we have heard so far, and heading, with encouraging words, towards the gold of chapter 8. In today’s passage we … Continue reading

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