Devotionals

The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Peacemakers

A large part of our growth and renewal as a human community, and as individuals, is the recognition of our errors and failures, and the enacting of change to prevent catastrophe in the future.

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The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Pure In Heart

Who are the ‘pure in heart’?

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The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Merciful

I write this in the wake of the terrible shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Such a devastating attack in what should always be a safe and sacred space for worshippers feels like an assault on our religious freedom.

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The Beatitudes: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst For Righteousness

The UK has more than 400 foodbanks. In the last six months alone, they have given out over half a million food parcels to individuals or families in need- and yet we’re the fifth biggest economy in the world.

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The Beatitudes: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

While wandering around the internet pondering the beatitudes, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” in particular, I found a number of books on the topic, including The Be Happy Attitudes.

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The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Throughout Jesus’ ministry we’re shown a way of living that flips the world upside down; the last come first; the marginalised are included; the invisible are seen.

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Fake News

When the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for literature, Kazuo Ishiguro, heard of his success from the media, he said he thought it was “fake news”.

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The Kingdom of God

- “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

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Advice

I’m sure most of us can picture a time when we were questioning something, facing decisions about something, and wanting someone to come along and give us all the answers. I’m guessing a lot of times those answers also haven’t come, at least not when we want them.

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