Real Change

Real Change

I’ve recently read Graham Greene’s powerful novel, Brighton Rock. At the heart of the book is the question, can a person truly change? Can someone who is evil become good? At one point two of the central characters, Rose and Ida, talk about this. In response to Rose’s...
Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the Mirror

The image of Donald Trump posing with a Bible outside a church building in Washington DC has seared itself into people’s consciousness. It’s been everywhere on news media and on social media and it’s been much discussed. To make the photo-op possible, crowds...
God of Justice

God of Justice

God is a God of justice and he calls us to reflect this in our discipleship. Put simply, as disciples of Jesus, we are called to be a people of justice. We often fail to recognise this. When I was writing my book on discipleship, I set out to expound Micah 6.8. The...
The Upside Down Kingdom

The Upside Down Kingdom

2 Corinthians 11:16-33. Take a moment to read the passage. Strength in weakness is an overarching theme in 2 Corinthians. We see it when Paul talks about his thorn in the flesh, the subject of last week’s reflection. We see it when he speaks of how the treasure of the...
Strength in Weakness

Strength in Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:1-21 Have you felt weak at any time since lockdown began? I’d be very surprised if the answer was ‘no’. Perhaps you feel physically weak because you’ve actually contracted Covid 19. Perhaps you’ve felt physically unwell for another reason. It may be...