Posts tagged The Church

Christ the Rock

Only if we are able to stand upon this living stone will we be able to emerge from this present crisis positively, revealing more clearly that we are a chosen race, royal priesthood, God’s own people and where our true joy will be found.

St Ignatius and thinking with the Church: Context and Disposition.

I was reflecting recently on St Ignatius’ ‘Rules for thinking with the Church.’ In our journey from the Anglican Communion to being part of the Catholic Church, the riches of tradition and teaching have been a rare and beautiful gain. It is a gain that is both freeing and challenging. I find St Ignatius’ rules, […]

Advent Adult Group: Week 1′s strands.

Often, when preparing Advent and Lent groups, I have found that what you think will come out of a session is usually not what results on the night itself. Usually any pre-conceived ideas pale into insignificance compared with what God does with a session. This is undoubtedly what happened last Thursday! So much ground was […]

The Shepherds, the Sheep and the local Church

Last Sunday, we contemplated the Good Shepherd. He knows his sheep, calls them to follow him and protects them, laying down his life. This image is one that crops up time and time again. Jesus is drawing on an Old Testament tradition. God’s relationship to the People of Israel is described in these terms. It […]