Ambitions for Ministry

Following on from some of my thoughts from yesterday about standing still and being present, I began to reflect on how we do this in the whole of our ministry. What should be my aim or ambition in my role as a priest. We read in Matthew 10:9-15 that the disciples were to eat and […]

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June 24, 2017

Jesus Stood Still

Matthew 20:29-34 In this passage we find Jesus do something unusual, whilst on journey on a dangerous road climbing up hundred of meters, he was teaching his disciple along with numerous followers and at the cry of two men he stopped. Jesus stoped for two blind men who were begging on the side of the […]

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June 23, 2017

Called to Something Smaller

This morning we had the opportunity to reflect upon the ordination liturgy used by the Methodist Church of Singapore. We are not ordaining you to ministry; that happened at your baptism. We are not ordaining you to be a caring person; you are already called to that. We are not ordaining you to serve the […]

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June 23, 2017

A Reflection on ‘My Stone’

My stone is resilient yet resistant to being mounded, it forms its surroundings just as much as they try to change its shape. Because of the hardness off my stone it takes great violence and force to change it quickly yet it’s imperfections can be smoothed by sustained abrasion. My stone is not uniform nor […]

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June 22, 2017

Trying to Live in the Present

Matthew 17:1-8 When Jesus took his disciples up a mountain it was not a particular mountain but that it was up high in order to change their surroundings and perspective. We are called to lay down the inconvenience of our lives and commit ourselves to meeting with God. Leonardo da Vinci said “Every once and […]

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June 22, 2017

Changing Our Perspective 

I am on retreat again at Launde Abbey, this time to prepare for my ordination to the Prieshood.  Last night were given an overview of what we would be learning on this retreat and what we might like to reflect upon as we prepare for our ordination this weekend. In anticipation of a big event […]

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June 22, 2017

INterACT Part 3, Playing the second half of That Dragon, Cancer

We picked up where we left off from the game yesterday and continued to work our way through this incredibly beautiful, engaging and very emotional game.  I was touched by much of the games symbolism with the optimism of the mother depicted by her being in a boat whilst the despair of the dad being […]

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August 28, 2016

Terry Waite, Taken on Trust at Greenbelt 2016

It was a privilege to listen to Terry Wait on his first visit to the Greenbelt festival. He was talking to us on the 25th anniversary of his release from captivity in Beirut. Having worked for years for the release of others who had been taken hostage he suffered the same fate himself. He told […]

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August 28, 2016

Communion at Greenbelt 2016

I always in enjoy the communion service at Greenbelt, it is just simply an awesome experience to share the Lord’s supper with so many folk. This year the whole service was lead by children and as we were gathering for worship children were invited to come forward and share their best jokes. This concluded with […]

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August 28, 2016

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InterACT at Greenbelt 2016 playing That Dragon, Cancer

Having heard yesterday at Greenbelt about this amazing game That Dragon, Cancer in Andy Robertson’s talk about video games, we had a chance to play it today. Wer gathered in the Little Big Top in the middle of the most amazing thunderstorm to play this incredibly artistic and moving video game.  It was a unique opportunity to […]

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August 27, 2016

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