After a general introduction Tim explores Psalm 1.
Barnaby Monteiro (Associate Minister of Christ Church Harpenden) speaks from Ephesians 6:1-8 about Christian parenting (5th May 2019).
Time and again it looked like Theo’s life was about to end…only for God to provide a miraculous escape. Today God is using Theo to bring transformation to Burundi. Theo shares some of his story told in his biography ‘My Country Wept’ and published by Authentic (4th November 2018).
James Lawrence of CPAS speaks from Matthew 5:13-16 about the properties of salt and light as analogies of our life in Christ but adds the image of salt as representative in the Old Testament of the ‘Covenant keeping God’ (25 November 2018).
In this third in the series Tim Wetherfield explores Philippians 2:1-11 from the NLT and in particular what Paul meant by “agreeing wholeheartedly with each other” in verse 2. He cites the example of Sir Nicholas Winton and the Czech Kindertransport and also CS Lewis on humility: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s […]
The second in a short series of Christian Living, Allen Foster explores Philippians 1:1-11. During the talk he refers to “Nathan”. This is Bishop Nathan Amooti who was paying an unplanned visit to St James having arrived in the UK the night before. Bishop Amooti (from Rwanda) has been a mission partner with St James’ […]
In this encounter of Jesus, with the Pharisees in Matthew 22, he is questioned about taxes. In response Jesus points out that there is the Kingdom of this world and the kingdom of God. As Christians we have a dual citizenship characterised by duty to the one a devotion to the other. Jan points out […]
In Luke’s record of Jesus’s “sermon on the plain” he contrasts blessing and sorrow, two contrasting expressions of life experience. Is this a word for the church today as it was for the ‘People of God’ that Jesus addressed face to face? Today’s mantra “with man all things are possible” leans toward heaven-on-earth by our […]
Peter speaks about the integrity of the text and the significance of Jesus words and actions when seen in the context of the Old Testament’s prophetic expectations. The effect of slicing the text into paragraphs and verses with interpolated paragraph headings often distracts from the bigger story. Here faith and doubt are juxtaposed in a […]
Peter explores these few verses not simply by recounting the miracle of restored sight, but by what it means to know Jesus as a disciple and so call him “Lord” out of personal relationship.