Caught up in the Divine Life: A Reflection for Trinity Sunday 2022

On the Sunday after Pentecost, the Western Church celebrates Trinity Sunday, which — as the name suggests — commemorates the dogma of the Trinity. In the three-and-a-half years I’ve kept this blog, I’ve yet to address this ancient and venerable — and notoriously confounding — doctrine, that God is simultaneously ‘three’ and ‘one’. So, today … Continue reading Caught up in the Divine Life: A Reflection for Trinity Sunday 2022

A Gift for All: A Reflection for Pentecost 2022

Today we celebrate — I trust with great hope and expectation — the wonderful feast of Pentecost, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples. It’s an event which can be thought of in many different ways; even in the four years of this blog, I’ve discussed it in terms of the … Continue reading A Gift for All: A Reflection for Pentecost 2022

A Word for the Weary: A Reflection on Revelation 22:12-21

I often reference in these Sunday reflections the sad and frightening state of the world. There can be not doubt that this is a difficult time to be alive; with all of the information at our fingertips about unjust labour practices, income inequalities, gentrification and the housing crisis in our cities, problems of waste disposal, … Continue reading A Word for the Weary: A Reflection on Revelation 22:12-21

God’s Home Within: A Reflection on John 14.23-29

Each of the four Gospels tells the story of Jesus through its own theological lens. For Matthew, it’s Jesus as the new Law-Giver; for Mark, it’s the apocalyptic Messiah who will usher in a new day for God’s people; for Luke, it’s a prophetic concern for women, the poor, and social outcasts. In contrast to … Continue reading God’s Home Within: A Reflection on John 14.23-29

The Joy of Being Wrong: A Reflection on Acts 11.1-18

A common theme the past two Sundays has been people’s commitment to being in the right leading them to be in the wrong. Two weeks ago, it was Saul, whose good and true commitments to orthodoxy and unity within the Jewish community had caused him to persecute the followers of Jesus. And last Sunday, it … Continue reading The Joy of Being Wrong: A Reflection on Acts 11.1-18