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What you need
There are moments when we get just what we need, rather than what someone else tells us we should get.
the truth hurts
They say that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. That’s certainly what we see with Herod in our passage today.  Speaking truth to power doesn’t always end well.…
who do you think you are?
What do you need to change?  Throughout the pandemic behavioural scientists have played a key role in helping explain how people can be helped to change behaviour.  Fear and reward…
Thunderstruck
As a storm is calmed the disciples are left with a question... Who is he? That’s the question at the heart of the Gospel. Who is Jesus? Like, who is…
a measure of hope
23 years… just over half of my life. That’s a long wait but it’s almost time for Scotland to take their place in a major tournament again. But what on…
do not cross
He isn’t like us. He does things we can’t and we’re the good guys so he must me bad… We’ve heard it a million times. Power used to protect those…
Easter Day
Jesus is risen! We celebrate the resurrection as told by Mark.
Good Friday
A reflection on the events of Good Friday, including a meditation on the last words of Jesus.
Palm Sunday
What’s the big deal about this week for Christians?  Why is a strange parade with hosannas and palm branches a big deal and why does it all go so wrong…
cross purpose
Jesus says some strange and difficult stuff sometimes, perhaps none more than in Mark 8 where he starts talking about taking up your cross to follow him.  But Mark's gospel…
wilderness
We're back in chapter 1 of Mark as we journey with Jesus into the wilderness.  But what could two short sentences possibly have to tell us?
transfigured
The transfiguration is a strange story that pops up in the middle of Mark's gospel. But what if it really belongs somewhere else? And what would that help us to…