Category Archives: Thoughts for the day

Over the years I’ve written various ‘thought for the day’ articles, some published on the internet, some read on the radio. Here are a selection

Liberating repentance – Acts 10; 34-43

I’m going to draw out from Acts 10; 34-43 what makes the Gospel transformational, and suggest how we can engage it more fully. The short speech by Peter was made after he’d been summoned to meet a Roman centurion.  Peter … Continue reading

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How should we respond to climate change? – A Christian perspective

The earth’s climate has seen dramatic change. Four and a half billion years ago, the earth was formed.  Its atmosphere had massively high levels of carbon dioxide, and there was very little oxygen.  Miraculously, life originated in this extremely hostile … Continue reading

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Jesus teaching on workers pay

Jesus taught about the kingdom of God. In one example a wealthy man ensured that the workers all received enough pay for their needs, although it cost him more than it needed to. He knew that he would still have … Continue reading

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The trampled poppy

It is 14th November 2018, just three days after the Remembrance Sunday where we promise not to forget the loss of lives in the 1914-18 and other wars. I am woken by Radio 3: “The headlines today … Half of … Continue reading

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The end of sacrifice

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day at the end of the War to end all Wars, we remember the sacrifice of so many. The soldiers did not only make the sacrifice, they were the sacrifice.  They were … Continue reading

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Christmas – the start of a tragedy?

We have just celebrated Remembrance Day, and we are in the lead up to another day  of remembering an event that modern philosophy would view as tragic.  Jesus Christ was born specifically with the deliberate destiny of dying a horrific … Continue reading

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Making decisions as a community

Often we have to make decisions as a community; a family, a nation, a team.  How do we go about it?  Usually we will simply ask “what do you think we should do?”  And then we will argue against the … Continue reading

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Why the media and the establishment hate Jeremy Corbyn….

“This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.  We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother.  And why did he kill him?  Because Cain … Continue reading

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How to approach the General Election campaign.

“Stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbours the truth for we are all part of the same body.” “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour. Instead, be … Continue reading

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“Sorry Jesus, you got it wrong”

Two children are in a fight, and when we separate them both point at the other and shout “well he started it”.  We might respond “well even if he did, you carried it on!” But as we grow older we … Continue reading

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