The Seventh Sunday of Easter

The festival of the Ascension is one of those lesser known Christian festivals possibly because it hasn’t been given a public holiday to help with its promotion. The ascension itself – Jesus going into heaven – doesn’t lend itself to easy marketing because it…

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

‘Huh!’ I hadn’t exactly heard that before. I was at the ELCE’s Pastors’ Study Week and, as you can imagine, the general discussion was about God, faith, Christian discipleship and living – the things pastors might be expected to discuss and study and learn 😉 –…

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The Day of Pentecost

A parent knows – especially after the first child – not to have any illusions of childhood innocence. One word parents don’t teach their children is ‘Mine!’. I’ve heard it said that you could put two children in a room each with an identical…

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Lutheran Women’s League of Great Britain held its Convention online yesterday to which I was invited to lead the opening service and give a devotion. The theme was ‘The Beatitudes’ (Matthew 5:1-12). Often Christianity is thought of as being about rules and tasks…

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