Richard Burgess, 12.12.2021. Now everybody loves a story, look at all the books, films, plays… we immerse ourselves in them but they only captivate for a time… Many today are lost and looking for a story, a transcendent one, one that unifies and gathers up and gives them hope. The world we are living in, … Continue reading Why should I believe in Christmas/Jesus?
Have you ever stopped to think about it - what if there had never been a first Christmas? What might our world have looked like? What difference would it have made if Jesus had never been born? You might start with removing the gifts, then the lights, followed by the tree and the tinsel... Then … Continue reading What if Christmas had never happened?
Hope is an essential component of life, we are wired for it, it envisions, stirs and motivates us to keep moving forward in the most difficult of circumstances, when we lose it we are in trouble as hopelessness and despair set in – “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” This year covid19 and the subsequent … Continue reading Hope Fulfilled
There are four major events in the Christian calendar: Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost. We are all familiar with Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, but the Ascension is another question. Christmas we get, Easter we get, and Pentecost we get, but the Ascension? Is that just for theologians? Does it really matter? The fact is the ascension … Continue reading The Ascension – the forgotten event
Easter may be past as an event, it may be celebrated but once a year, but for the Christian it's an ongoing present reality or at least it should be. Jesus died once for all. He rose again never to die or rise again. It was a unique, never to be repeated, one off event. … Continue reading Living in the resurrection