Treasure Maps

Luke 12. 13-21 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance ofRead more

Running Toward Danger

Watch this sermon here. Read this sermon below. Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe inRead more

Recent Poems (April 2021 – March 2022)

Below are poems from April 2021 – March 2022 The Father (a variation on “The Son” by R.S. Thomas) Early Bright House Grief Her Gospel Soundlings Chemistry Impudence (in haiku) Hope Peace Love Joy Christ Christmas (4CE) Devices Auld Lang Syne Reduction Coverings Hidden Answerable

The Writing on the wall

Daniel 5Pacific Community Church, March 20, 2022 As I understand it this series in Daniel is a discussion about living with Christian integrity in a pluralistic society, with an aim as a local church to be a “faithful presence”. Ancient historians remind us that we wouldn’t have the modern world as we know it withoutRead more


Luke 11. 14-28Living Waters Church (February 27, 2022) I was hiking recently with a friend and we got talking about our waistlines, which turned into talking about the forty-day season ahead of Easter, known in some Christian traditions as Lent. For many, the time before Easter is about taking time and taking stock of what’s going onRead more

Joy to the World

I can see the church building from our dining room window, so we’ve got a pretty good view of the big conifer dressed up in Christmas lights, which our two-year-old has been very excited about. Every morning she checks to see if the lights are still on and reports back promptly. The other day weRead more

Once in Royal David’s City

Sermon, Living Waters Church, December 5, 2021Watch or listen here Our carol for reflection today might be new to some of us but is a well-loved Christmas hymn in other traditions. Once in Royal David’s City is one of those carols which draws out the sharp contrasts surrounding Jesus’ birth in the gospels. Which reminds me ofRead more

Psalm 40 (Ups & Downs)

LWC November 7, 2021 There’s a very old joke about an elevator operator who is usually ignored by those who take the lift from floor to floor. Finally, one day someone takes an interest in him. “This is a unique career choice”, says a woman, “how do you like your job?”, and the elevator operatorRead more