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?
(This is an introduction that scratches the surface of a big subject) Richard Burgess, 14.06.2020. We are living in critical, complex and strange days. What happens in one part of the world can quickly impact another. What’s important in one part of the world doesn’t make the headlines in another. We think of the Coronavirus … Continue reading Let Justice Flow Like Rivers
‘I’ll sue’ are popular words today, and there are people out there who are ready to help you do it. We are pestered by telesales people who inform us that we have had an accident or some such thing and more than likely we will be able to get some money out of it. Things … Continue reading Conflict Resolution in the Church
Jesus called us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Traditionally in protestant evangelical theology we have made that personal, very personal – about my righteousness, my standing before God etc.. I've preached and taught it that way in the past, but is that what Jesus really meant at this point - I … Continue reading Kingdom Justice
Revelation is a gripping book. There are heights and there are depths. It shows you the glory of God and the the depths of human sin. It's a book of blessing and of judgment, and a word that frequently occurs is 'wrath' or more specifically the wrath of God, unveiled in the seven seals, seven … Continue reading The Wrath of God & Rebellion of Humanity