Monthly Archive: October 2017

Show me your glory

Last Sunday the Old Testament passage continued an exploration of the fundamental question  “Is the Lord among us or not?”  This time the question is framed more personally, with Moses seeking an assurance of...

Grapevine Nov 2017 – Jan 2018

Once again, thanks to all those who supplied articles for this edition of Grapevine –  your parish  magazine.  Some contributions didn’t get published because there just wasn’t room or they were “fillers” and too...

Leadership from behind

Last Sunday the Old Testament passage exposed the difficulties of leadership, and a variety of responses. Moses is absent, and Aaron his older brother gets drawn into what I am calling ‘Leadership from Behind’. ...

Relationship BEFORE Rules

Last Sunday the vicar made the bold assertion that one of the best known parts of the Bible is also one of the most theologically misunderstood. He was referring to that part of the...

Who says!?

What a difficult person Jesus is!  After throwing the money changers out of the temple he is challenged by the authorities “By what authority are you doing these things?”  A fair question to which...

The Good Old Days

When times get tough we tend to do two things – One – Idealise the past and Two – Blame leadership in the present This exactly what is represented in the Old Testament reading...