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

Reflection on Youthful Church

Benedict said, it is important to listen to everyone when making decisions as often God chooses to speak though the he youngest member of the community.  Think of King David the youngest of Jesse’s sons and Jesus himself said not to stop the little children coming near to Him. He even encourages us to think […]

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April 8, 2017

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Lifting our vision, Training to be useful

Over the past few weeks I have been reading Christopher McDougall’s books ‘Born to Run’ and ‘Natural Born Heroes.  In fact I have been listening to them whilst out running or walking.  They have not only inspired me to run in a different way they have given me a new perspective on exercise. As a […]

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February 21, 2017

Functional Goals vs Real Relationships

As a Pioneer I often find myself looking at church and wondering why we do things the way we do.  Something I have realised of late is that we so often focus on functional goals rather than the building of relationships.  We are often at risk of only encouraging folk to come to faith, get […]

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February 15, 2017

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Still At Noon Vlog

Talking about having a rhythm to our prayer life, taking time out at midday to pray and joining us in night prayer Watch it here

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February 7, 2017

Quiet Day ay Launde Abbey Part 3

In the third session on our curates quiet day with Archdeacon Richard Ormston he talked to us about the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 8. He explained that that was an unusual situation as in Jewish law both the man and the woman should have been there and you couldn’t condemn one without […]

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February 6, 2017

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