Praying on Pentecost and beyond!

by Gavin  

Praying on Pentecost and beyond!
This Sunday (15th May 2016) is Pentecost Sunday... 50 days after the Passover, and 40 days post-ascension.  We're still not back in Mark's Gospel, but are enjoying some strategic visits down some vital sidestreams... And so I'll be teaching through… more »

What's bugging you?

by Gavin  

What's bugging you?
Mosquitos are niggly, horrible, buzzing things.  They sneak up on you, and then, out of nowhere, that burning, stinging itch starts.  Some are worse than others… I remember one bite I sustained on a bus in Cairo.  Egyptian mozzies are on steroids, and… more »

"Bible" by Shakespeare

by Gavin  

"Bible" by Shakespeare
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/former-political-prisoner-to-celebrate-bible-by-shakespeare-on-robben-island-20160420   Before Surinarayan Venkatrathnam was released from Robben Island in 1977 he asked around 30 fellow inmates to sign the book he… more »

Cry the beloved country

by Gavin  

Cry the beloved country
The title of Alan Paton’s seminal work might have been penned in a different era, and in response to a very different socio-political climate than we face in South Africa in 2016.  The book of that name is a poignant tale that captured much of the… more »

I will be in a fight on Sunday morning!

by Gavin  

I will be in a fight on Sunday morning!
I will be involved in a fight on Sunday morning!   Let me explain…   I heard two very different comments during the course of the last year, prompting some personal reflection.  This has again played on my mind as I come to preach on Mark 6:14-29 on… more »

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