Day 1 (Acts 17:23) Not too long ago, I wandered into a Christian bookshop in Glasgow to survey the second-hand books, and I spotted a title by a familiar name: Preaching in a Cultural Context by Martyn Atkins. A great read! In it he writes, ‘”So preaching that is ‘living-room’ rather than ‘classroom’, inviting dialogue rather than delivering dogma, conversing with ‘each other’ rather than...
who hears every cry of pain,
be near those who suffer.
(John 14:15-21) Under normal circumstances, a vulnerable relative eats dinner with us each week, so during enforced isolation we’ve been cooking an extra portion to take to him. A couple of times he’s told us he hasn’t got room in the freezer. Last time, chatting with him and a neighbour who looks out for him, we discovered he’s been getting a fair few people deliver him meals. We’re in...
God of all we have been, all we are and all we will be,
accept our offerings of praise and adoration,