The kingship of Christ

Sermon for Christ the King (Year B), 21 November 2021 First Reading: Daniel 7.9-10, 13, 14 Gospel: John 18.33-37 Well, here we are at the end of the Church year. Next Sunday we will celebrate our liturgical new year with Advent Sunday, and once again begin the cycle of discovering Christ in the world. AndContinue reading “The kingship of Christ”

Jesse Tree visual reflections

Over Advent 2020, I challenged myself to create illustrations following a Jesse Tree reading plan. Beginning on 27 November, the Jesse Tree follows the story of scripture from Creation to the birth of Christ. It is a reflection that prepares for Advent by journeying through the stories on Jesus’ family tree – the people andContinue reading “Jesse Tree visual reflections”

Reflection for Remembrance Sunday

Sermon for Sunday 14 November 2021, given in Kingstone Church as part of our Service of Remembrance. Gospel: Mark 13.1-8 Remembrance Sunday is, for me, a very complex emotional journey. It represents so many things to so many people, all held in tension in this one moment of silence. My own list looks something likeContinue reading “Reflection for Remembrance Sunday”

The Heroes’ Journey

Sermon for Sunday 7th November 2021, Third Sunday Before Advent, Year B Readings: Hebrews 9.24-end; Mark 1.14-20 Some of my favourite type of stories to read are the grand, epic fantasy adventures – the heroes journeys where everyday people are called by fate from their mundane lives to save the world. Things start small –Continue reading “The Heroes’ Journey”