Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Christian dress code, and no tweed in sight: Matthew 22.1-14

Many are called, but few are chosen.” +In nomine...
If I accused people of making a fuss about their clothes, you might say I was something of a pot calling a kettle a culinary tool. My wardrobe has been compared to Mr Benn’s shop, where the eponymous children’s cartoon character of the early 1980s used to dress up in an infinite array of costumes to go out and engage in more or less thrilling adventures. Heaven forfend that anyone here should ever find themselves hiding in my wardrobe, but if you did, you would find an Aladdin’s closet of kilts, uniforms, cassocks, gowns, suits and dresses – the last, I hasten to add, belong to my wife.

Friday, 16 October 2009

The foolish way of the Cross

'For Jews demand signs, and Greeks demand wisdom,' 1 Cor 18.
Our foolish proclamation was never taken seriously,not even from the start.
Don't suppose for a minute that the ancients were any more stupid than us: the idea of a man rising from the dead, a man who is God, sounded as ludicrous then as it does now.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

The value of silence

Isaiah 30.15, 18 
In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength. The Lord waits to be gracious to you; blessed are those who wait for Him.