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heart broken
Today we’re tackling a really hard and often painful passage in Mark’s Gospel.  It’s about divorce, something that has touched all our lives in some way.  It’s a passage that…
millstones removed
We all carry things.  Each of us has stuff that weighs us down.  But what about the things we pile on to ourselves?  The things that choose and indulge and…
Everything you know is wrong
What if the way we have all been told the way that the world works is wrong?  What if the things we value most are the things that are actually…
freedom?
They say you should think before you speak.  That’s not always easy because we haven’t always though it all through.  We don’t know what we don’t know.  Or we know…
you too
How would you feel if someone you looked up to, someone you thought was, well, perfect, turned out to be less than you had hoped for?
what about you?
In the flesh. There. Present. Right in front of them. Just like them. In John’s Gospel it matters that Jesus is human. But it also matters that he is God’s…
even more bread
More bread.  Again.  Isn’t that dull?  What more can there be to say?  But what if this is an opportunity to savour something so amazing that it needs time.  Not…
eternity
Who am I? Where do I fit in? Where do I belong? Identity is important and so it’s no surprise that the people Jesus meets want to know about his.…
shared
When Jesus takes a few loaves and a couple of fish given to him by a child nobody expects what will happen next.  After all, there are thousands of hungry…
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…