All out of darkness we have light Which made the angels sing this night Glory to God and peace to men Now and forevermore. Amen!
Merry Christmas to all my readers!
It must have been an incredible experience for those shepherds on the hills outside Bethlehem. Huddled around the fire for warmth they had no idea what was about to happen… Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. These days, […]
Like the rest of Sydney I woke up this morning to the awful news that the siege in Martin Place has ended with the death of two of the hostages and the gunman. Lives are shattered and we begin to ask why and how this happened. As we learn more about the lone gunman we […]
So it’s Xmas season again. I don’t know about you but I used to have a real bee in my bonnet about that “X”; pushing Christ out of Christmas etc. etc. And here’s the thing – perhaps it is but it doesn’t have to. The better way is to subvert and reclaim what our culture […]
This one is a reheat from many years ago. This Christmas I had the good fortune to hear a cracking sermon about the Shepherds from Luke 2:8-20. One thing struck me that I’d not seen before. This passage is all about not what the Shepherds see but, more importantly, Luke wants to draw our attention to what […]
more serious this time, a great little observation in the Bishop of Sheffield‘s Christmas sermon. And in your minds eye see the child, wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger. See this child who is called by the prophecy so long ago wonderful counselor: the one in whom the wisdom of the […]
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Once again, a great bit of work. Something to offend <i>everyone</i> here
not much snow here Down Under, but enjoy nevertheless…