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Trinity 6: Wheat and Weeds

Jacob’s dream of angels ascending and descending from heaven has inspired architecture and art, exercise machines and farming equipment, literature, film, music – classical and pop, and even the naming of tourist attractions; but for Jacob, the original ladder opened up … Continue reading

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Trinity 5: Beloved birth-right?

Jacob and Esau are twins, but there is nothing identical about them. Esau is the rugged outdoors type and earns the approval of his father who admires his hunting prowess and the game he brings home. Perhaps the failing Abraham … Continue reading

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Trinity 4: Heffalump Grump

One of my favourite stories when my girls were tiny was the story of a ‘plump little prince’… The plump little prince was in a hump… a terrible hump… a heffalump’s GRUMP. “Oh dear!” cried his mum. “Oh dear!” cried … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Day

This week has seen the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. There is a twist in the long plot of Harry Potter (SPOILERS!) where it is discovered that Harry … Continue reading

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Trinity 2: Casting Out Love not Hate

Sarah laughed when the three holy visitors reminded her of God’s promise to have a son. She had already sent her servant girl Hagar to bed with her husband to produce the heir he longed for, but the visitors were, … Continue reading

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Ordinary 1: Being Hospitable to Holiness

I love the story of Sarah and Abraham’s holy visitors: Abraham is so delighted to see these guests that he throws off all sense of dignity and runs to meet them, Sarah hides as is befitting of the social gender … Continue reading

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Easter 7: Glorify Your Name

This week has seen the celebrations of Ascension Day – ‘Our eyes have seen the glory’ we sang as we climbed the nearest hill-fort to remember Jesus and his return to heaven, ‘Glory, glory, Alleluiah’. But this week has also … Continue reading

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