I need something that affirms my faith, builds me up, and shows me what I am for, not just what I’m against.
This site is a repository for worship, devotional and study materials, accessible to Christians who, like me, are burdened with that longing for a better world. You’ll find poems, reflective studies and dramatic monologues. Enjoy browsing.
Poems on the fruit of the Spirit
- Songs of the Spirit: love (a poem)You give of yourself To save others. To save us.
- Songs of the Spirit: joy (a poem)You are the delight that never goes away. Each day, everyday, l appreciate you.
- Songs of the Spirit: peace (a poem)Yours is a peace that gives rest. It does not wane or waver, It does not sleep or slumber.
- Divine comedy (a poem reflecting on Jesus’s ascension)And if I saw him rise and then ascend, My cynic’s not so easy to defend.
- The strangest part (a poem celebrating the resurrection stories of Jesus)Who would steal a dead man’s corpse and choose to leave behind the linen?
- Looking back from Emmaus (a poem about how we make sense of our experiences)The picture was complete If we could but see it.
- Neutral choice (a poem inspired by Mary of Bethany when she anointed Jesus with spikenard)If only there were a neutral gift, That made no claim of worth or cost
- My neighbour’s colt – a poem inspired by Jesus’s entry into JerusalemIs simple trust enough to bear, The weight of what we’re saying here?
- Don’t ask (a poem about the debates Jesus had)But don’t ask me for a sign, As if your words were not malign.
Theatre sketches / plays and monologues
- Two Boys From Nazareth (a sketch about John the Baptist’s ministry)
- Skandalon: Mary teaches the boy Jesus
- His name is John: Elizabeth writes to Mary
Reflective study series on Christmas
I wrote a 40 day series running from the beginning of advent 2021 to the day after Epiphany. Each post was a short devotional and Bible study, but they didn’t offer neat explanations. I wanted them to be grounded and relevant; reflections from my life, but delving deep into the rich theology of the Christian tradition. You can browse them in the Christmas 2020 archive.
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