Following Barry’s recent sermon on climate change, this video by Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot is another spur to action.
The Maundy Thursday liturgy is sombre and moving precursor to Good Friday. But why do we do this and what does it mean? The stripping of the altars is an ancient Maundy Thursday custom which symbolises the humiliation of Jesus at the hands of the soldiers. After the Last Supper, less than 24 hours remained before the crucifixion and many things happened in a short space of time: Jesus last hour of anguished prayer in Gethsemane, his betrayal by Judas… [Continue Reading]
“Prayer is like a telephone” as the old song goes, but there’s more truth in that than you realise. For some time now I have been using the PrayerMate app on my mobile phone to help me keep track of who and what I am praying for. And because I have my phone with me most of the time, I also have my prayer diary with me. PrayerMate brings all your prayer points together. Whether its your personal prayer points… [Continue Reading]
40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship. For seven years, 40acts has asked a question: what if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical generosity as well as spiritual discipline? Over the years, 40acts has become a movement of over 100,000 people on a mission to impact their communities with generosity – during Lent and beyond. It encourages participants to do at… [Continue Reading]