September 6: Love

September 6: Love

  Today our service is led by the Reverend Charissa Suli. What does it mean to love in our current COVID-19 world? How do we show God’s love when we are isolated and discouraged from meeting? We encourage you to not only watch the video sermon, but also to reflect, pray and act this coming

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September 13: The Feast

September 13: The Feast

  Jesus, the master story teller intrigues us once again with a story of a feast gone wrong How does it work in honour/shame societies when a shamed person doesn’t seek revenge? Jesus once again turns societal values on their head. Reflect Have you ever stood outside the boundaries and norms of a group that

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September 20: A Choice

September 20: A Choice

  Today our service is led by Rev Michael Barnes. We read and think about the parable of two sons. One said “No”, and then did his father’s will, the other said “Yes”, and then changed his mind The listener is given a choice: which did his father’s will? Reflect What does this parable mean

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September 27: The Undignified Father

September 27: The Undignified Father

  Today we look at probably the most well known story in the bible You might know it as “The Prodigal Son” But a more apt name might be “The Parable of the Undignified Father.” Reflect What do you make of the lack of consistency in these two parables? Can you recall a time when

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October 4: In the Beginning

October 4: In the Beginning

  Today we go back to the start of it all… We read and think about the story of creation in Genesis 1 How do you align the Genesis story with modern scientific thought? Reflect How do you hold together science and faith, especially concerning the creation stories? What do you struggle with in holding

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October 11: The Garden

October 11: The Garden

  The Garden of Eden. Earth’s mythic, idyllic beginning Freedom, innocence and communing with nature and God What’s not to like? Reflect In this account, God grants wide-ranging permission to Adam and Eve. What experience of permission do you know concerning God? others? even yourself? Does your sense of permission need...

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October 25: Creation Stories

October 25: Creation Stories

  Let’s stat at the very beginning- I hear it’s a very good place to start Almost every religion has a creation story When the Israelites were exiled in Babylon they were exposed to a very violent creation story, out of which they crafted their own. Reflect What do you make of the similarities and

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August 30: 5000 Fed

August 30: 5000 Fed

  Today our service is led by Ian Bertram. We read and think about the feeding of the 5000 men Miracle?? And if so, what sort of miracle? A conjuring trick, or a miracle of sharing and compassion Reflect Why are you reading this text, going to this website, watching this service. Let me suggest

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August 23: Talents

August 23: Talents

  Today we investigate the parable of the talents. All may not be as it seems! Who’s the good guy in the story? Who’s the bad guy? You might be in for a shock Reflect What do you make of this parable in light of what you’ve heard this morning? Does it tun your world

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August 16: Forgiveness

August 16: Forgiveness

  We continue our investigation into the parables of Jesus. Today we look at the parable of the unforgiving servant and (perhaps) the tyrannical king. Reflect How do you interpret this parable? (I invite you to listen to your heart as much as your mind in your reflections about this.) Try as best you can

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