not-so-holy greatgreatgrand*mother of God

So eight days before Christmas I’m in church and there’s a sermon on Rahab the prostitute, who got the honour of being an ancestor of Jesus! and then we sing Oh Come All Ye Faithful and there’s this line about how Jesus “abhors not the virgin’s womb” and I’m thinking: ha! as if that’s a big deal… he put up with a lot worse Continue reading

Hear, oh Israel

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Interesting thing about hearing – we so often misunderstand other people, even when we think we’re hearing them right. How many times have you had someone say “I hear you, I feel exactly the same…” and as they continue, you … Continue reading

finding rest – but, oh wait, what’s that bit just before…

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That moment when you look at a very familiar Bible verse and suddenly notice… It’s such a well-known verse, and it sounds so nice and comforting – and it is, but… What am I talking about? I’m talking about this … Continue reading