Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lessons in rule-breaking

I hate doing things by the book. Rules are there to be broken. No more so than in the church! I grew up in a church where everything and everyone knew their place and the service ticked like clockwork. What … Continue reading

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Don’t tell anyone!

This Sunday, the drama of Mark’s gospel turns to a series of stories about healing. In each case, Jesus doesn’t only perform a miracle, he mysteriously commands those he heals to keep quiet about what he has done. Don’t tell … Continue reading

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Gone fishing

Fresh from his baptism and time in the wilderness, Jesus’ ministry starts by gathering a small band of followers. “Follow me” he says to some smelly fishermen. They needed no more invitation than that. They dropped their nets and became … Continue reading

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Metanoia

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