Category Archive: Advent

Waiting

Waiting is such a difficult pastime.   Young people can’t wait to grow up. They can’t wait for the school holidays, or for Christmas day. Others can’t wait for pay-day, or holidays, or… Continue reading

Things Are Getting Worse…

It is a fact of life that often things have to get worse before they get better. I had a friend with a bad knee, but the doctors would not do anything until… Continue reading

Who Stole Jesus?

A minister from Chicago sent an email through during the week saying, “Jesus Kidnapped!” The infant was abducted from the city’s nativity and from the reaction it sounded like Christmas would be cancelled.… Continue reading

The Virginal Conception

My sermons of late have been quite brief. In this peak preaching season, you are lucky to have escaped so lightly, but I have been encouraged in this direction from some sources, including… Continue reading

The Great Reversal

Letters written by children to God are always amusing. One letter from Hank, aged 7 said: “Dear Lord, thank you for the nice day today. You even fooled the TV weatherman.” Another asks,”… Continue reading