Learning to Live… Through Jesus, Our Neighbours and Each Other

Posts from October 2016

THE PRINCESS AND THE NUN

The contrast couldn’t have been more striking.  Nineteen years ago in one week the world lost two of its most famous citizens – Lady Diana Spencer, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta. For the Princess, the funeral was spectacular.  Westminster Abbey, three thousand carefully screened guests, the Archbishop of Canterbury preaching, Elton John singing.  Every word…

THEOLOGY IN BLUE JEANS

Read James 1.16-27 Several years ago I heard the story of Larry Walters, a 33 year-old man who decided he wanted to see the neighbourhood from a new perspective.  One afternoon he went down to the local army surplus store and bought forty-five used weather balloons.  He strapped himself into a lawn chair, to which…