Pastor’s Blog December 2019

I was recently party to a conversation about The Christmas Season. One of the people involved in this conversation was saying how he would never include the reading about the wise men in his Christmas services because it isn’t part of the Christmas story. Given that I’m going to preach on that story … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog November 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are in November already. I guess our minds will be turning willingly or unwillingly towards Christmas. I have been reading a book about Paul’s Pastoral theology. The general thrust of the book is that a key role of a pastor is to help shape the culture of a church. Each … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog October 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about the presence of God recently and I have been struck by the words of Luke in Acts 4:13, as Peter and John stood before the Sanhedrin he notes that they, “realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog September 2019

At the next Church Meeting which will be at the end of the month, Monday 30th September, there will be the opportunity to elect/re-elect elders and a treasurer. To help us think about that I will be preaching two sermons under the title, “Leadership Matters.” The title of these sermons is intended … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog August 2019

This is the second part of my reflections on 30 years in ministry, which I mark this summer. I want to reflect on 3 lessons that I’ve been learning during the last 30 years. I deliberately say, “learning” because I definitely haven’t fully learned them yet. Every time I pray I am challenged again … [Read more...]