Stairway to Heaven

This Sunday in Churches across the world we celebrated Pentecost.  On the first Pentecost, Peter newly filled with the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus, stood among the crowds in Jerusalem and quoted this prophecy. ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,…

‘Man in the loop’

This week Google’s robotic cars were given permission to drive on public roads and Amazon laid out its plans to use Drones to deliver packages in California. The car manufacturers were keen to declare that the cars were being driven manually when any previous accidents have occurred.   There is no doubt that the automated systems…

Though I walk…thou art with me…

I love walking, I always have.  The beauty of walking is that you see things that you would otherwise miss when you run, cycle or drive in the car.  There is the steady rhythm as you step out with each stride, there is the gentle feeling of your muscles working, and there are the sounds…

Maturing in Christ

What does it mean to be mature in our faith? There are certain features we could point to that show maturity:  confidence, poise, what we say or don’t say, how we react to others.  We can be mature in some ways but not in others.  There are many confident leaders in business or politics who…

He leads me on paths of righteousness

It was about as far from perfect skiing conditions as you can imagine.  The visibility was only a few feet, snow was coming down through the fog and as we slid down the ramps from the chairlifts at 6000ft it was almost all we could manage to gather together in one group – twenty 11…

God’s Promise fulfilled

Throughout history God has spoken to us.  Eight days after Jesus’ birth, Simeon held the baby and saw his long held dream and prophesy come true. I wanted to continue my imaginings of what Luke’s first hand interviews might have to say to us today…   He was a permanent fixture, always there, praying in…