A sermon from within

Church of Christ Wembley Downs 19th June 2022 Today we have two stories to mull over. We are in the Season of the Spirit so we might expect our texts to say something about that. One is from the Hebrew tradition, speaking of the incident in the life of Elijah that transformed his perception ofContinue reading “A sermon from within”

Einstein, Elijah, Moses and Jesus

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Dr Martin Luther King I was intrigued to hear this favourite quote linked, in a recent conversation, with Einstein’s theory of relativity and its application to satellite navigation that depends on differences in relative space and time calculations for accuracy. As IContinue reading “Einstein, Elijah, Moses and Jesus”

Relinqishment and Succession

As my church and  I move into the twilight zone of relinquishment of a two-decade ministry and preparation for a yet unknown successor, the story of Elijah passing his mantle on to Elishah is instructive. Change of leadership simultaneously raises levels of anxiety and hope. Succession must be carefully managed. I am no Elijah and, asContinue reading “Relinqishment and Succession”

Advent Voices – Elijah the Tishbite

‘Tis the season of obscure voices from long ago that speak into our contemporary scene – voices that call us to wake up and pay attention! The Hebrew reading set for today is 2 Kings 1:2-18 – a confronting tale of a prophet, Elijah, who exacts some considerable collateral damage in awakening a king. The haplessContinue reading “Advent Voices – Elijah the Tishbite”