Category Archives: Lent

Fourth Sunday in Lent

It was John Newton, the famous 18th century hymn writer, who once said that he remembered only two things: firstly, that he is a great sinner and, secondly, that Christ is a great saviour.  It is precisely this tension that lies at the heart of the Christian faith.  Only when we realise our own sinfulness […]

Third Sunday in Lent

As Christians, is it ever right to be angry?  Is it ever right to show hatred?  In truth, most Christians shy away from these character traits. Perhaps, as children, we have been overly influenced by Sunday school messages of ‘Gentle Jesus, meek and mild’.  In our churches, we emphasise love, forgiveness and ‘turning the other […]

Second Sunday in Lent

The Bible passage for this week, the week beginning 25th February, is the story of Jesus explaining about his need to suffer and be put to death.  Peter then takes Jesus aside and reprimands him for saying such things.  Peter, Jesus’ great friend, then receives a stinging rebuke from Jesus for wanting to protect Jesus […]

First Sunday in Lent

This week, beginning 18th February, marks the beginning of Lent.  The Bible passage is the account in Mark’s Gospel of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.  In our world, we generally regard temptation as a bad thing.  Temptation is viewed as something that Satan uses to make us stumble and fall before we become wracked with […]


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Training planned for the Summer of 2018 following the end of the School of Theology lectures

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”
Matthew 28:19



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