Serve the congregation as the body of Christ ... In mass, sometimes the minister (the "presbyter") is the focal point of communion. He - or in some denominations or regions, she - "presides", and serves communion for the congregation. And sometimes, "high churches" elevate the minister as the focal point; through such as architecture, silver and … Continue reading Do this in remembrance of me. The practice of communion.
When there seems to be no justice, remember the God who gave us Jesus ... Jesus who was, and is and is to come
It has been a quiet couple of weeks in NYC. I head to Leeds on Monday 12th. It's about 6.5 hours from NYC to London, and then I will bus up to Leeds. I have found a church in Leeds that seems to be a good fit. I am keen to be drumming, and contributing … Continue reading Next steps
Holy Spirit a warm presence; an ache, for expression Find expression. Life that which we desire; an ache, to be heard, and to be done Find expression. Be spoken - Love that which we need; a warmth, to be welcomed Find your way Confidence that which builds; please Find a way Worth … Continue reading A gentle Spirit
I've been doing a lot of walking since arriving in New York on Friday. It's a long walk from East Williamsburg to Manhattan. At least an hour and a half each way. Plenty of time to observe, and wander in provoked thoughts. I have made it out to Macy's (I almost bought a new jacket), the … Continue reading New York and rest
Esteem for the presence, born from the heart. A yearning. And that tension and back-of-forth of value Grateful - And in that place a presence across the back, a warmth of the presence
... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative. In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, … Continue reading The time to honor
An excerpt from N.T. Wright’s tome, Jesus and the Victory of God, page 268: “Centuries of Christian usage have accustomed readers of the New Testament to think of “forgiveness” as primarily a gift to the individual person, which can be made at any time. It is, in that sense, abstract and ahistorical, however much it … Continue reading The church is no longer in a state of sin.