Church, Sermon

A Difficult Road – Luke 9.51-end

Sermon preached at St. John's Whittle-le-Woods and Clayton Brook Community Church This week we have all been shocked once more by images of mayhem from London, with an attempt to blow up a crowded commuter tube train, filled with people who have no other way to get into work in the capital, and leaving 29… Continue reading A Difficult Road – Luke 9.51-end

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Discipleship, Evangelism, Mission, Sermon

Failure or Faithfulness? A reflection on the life of Allen Gardiner

A meditation given in Blackburn Cathedral Colossians 1.1-8; Luke 4.38-end Today the Church remembers Allen Gardiner, founder of the South American Missionary Society, who died around this date in 1851. In Colossians 1 Paul is writing to a young church he hadn’t founded – it had been founded by Epaphras, mentioned in v7, who had… Continue reading Failure or Faithfulness? A reflection on the life of Allen Gardiner