Listen! Love your enemies. Love those who you disagree strongly with. Love those who hate you. Love those who hurt you. Love those who ignore you. Love those who discount you. Love those who see you as worthless, or worth less. Love those who are hard to love. Pray for those who treat you badly. Pray … Continue reading A modern interpretation of Luke 6:27-36
It's one of those New Testament stories which many people who aren't particularly familiar with the Bible know. Acts 9 tells us how Saul of Tarsus, a Pharisee who had been zealously persecuting the Followers of The Way (soon to be called Christians), was travelling to Damascus when he was blinded by a bright … Continue reading People are people
The UK Parliament is currently debating the Local Authority (Religious etc. Observances) Bill. It was introduced as a Private Members Bill by the Conservative MP Jake Berry, who recently said that it provided "freedom to pray and to hold prayers at the start of council meetings, should that local authority wish to do so." at … Continue reading Why I agree with the National Secular Society, for once
What is wrong with us? You get on a plane in Amsterdam and find yourself blasted out of the sky by people fighting over artificial borders due to artificially created nationalities which have nothing to do with you. What is wrong with us? Groups of people whose only real difference is how they choose to … Continue reading A prayer for today
Today, the Scottish Parliament debate and vote on the Equal Marriage Bill. This is a bill which has seen divisions widened in Scottish society and the Church as well. For Biblical reasons (which I may expand upon at another time) I support the bill. However, there are many within the Church who, for equally valid, … Continue reading A prayer about the Equal Marriage Bill in Scotland. And beyond.