Radical Reconciliation - A Book Study For Lent - Part 3

Our journey through Lent continues, as does our study of Radical Reconciliation. Apologies that this wasn't posted before the event, but I hope having the notes available makes it possible for those not able to attend to consider some of the material we have been addressing.   The book is available here (Amazon... Read More


Radical Reconciliation - A Book Study for Lent Part 2

Tomorrow (Wednesday 28th February) is part two of our book study on Radical Reconciliation - attached is the booklet for download... Read More


Radical Reconciliation - A Book Study For Lent - Part 1

This Lent we are making our way through the book 'Radical Reconciliation' by Allan Boesak and Curtiss DeYoung. For the study I have written a series of booklets to help our thinking, our first session is today, hopefully I can get these booklets published a few days before each session.  The booklet is below, as a... Read More

Peter paul rubens   the martyrdom of st stephen


When they heard these things, they became enraged and ground their teeth at Stephen. But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’ But they... Read More

St Patrick - Humour in art?

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.           2 Corinthians 13.14 A light-hearted reflection for today’s feast Day. Read More


When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them,mortals that you care for them?                                        Psalm 8.3,4  What am I, After All?  WHAT am I, after all, but a child, pleas’d with the... Read More

Be Kind

Bless the Lord, O my soul And all that is within me Forgetting not His benefits Nor forgiveness of iniquity Bless Him, who brings healing And redemption to our lives Crowning us with loving kindness And with blessings, satisfies.                                          Psalm 103.1-5   A Song For Mercy, Courage,... Read More

Caravaggio sacrifice of isaac

Some Art May Disturb

Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘Father!’ And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.’ He said, ‘The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?’ Abraham said, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.’ So the two of them walked on together.             Genesis 22.7,8 Some... Read More

De Profundis

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,     and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord     more than those who watch for the morning,     more than those who watch for the morning.                                                         Psalm 130.5,6 Arvo Part’s De Profundis - details on Wikipedia here. Thisis... Read More


God said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the... Read More