Fairytale Parables: Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington (and his famous cat) is another example of a rags-to-riches fairytale. Dick was a penniless orphan who dreamed of making his fortune in London where he believed the streets were paved with gold. Disappointed to find this was not the case, he managed...

Oh, Grow Up!

‘The Lego Movie 2’  (SPOILER ALERT!) gives us a new character, Rex Dangervest, who appears to be cool, tough and ready to be a friend to Emmet when he sets out on his dangerous mission to rescue his friends who have been abducted by alien forces from...

God’s Ear Is ‘Ere!

Stephen spoke tonight on Psalm 116, reminding us that the Psalms are largely songs which form an important part of our communication to God. In this psalm, we see the psalmist declaring his love for God (Ps 116:1), a declaration that forms the starting point of our...

New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve always been wary of New Year’s resolutions. The theory sounds great – reviewing, analysing, making positive decisions and launching forth into new activities – but all too often, I have found myself making unrealistic promises to myself...

Bigger Is Better (2)

Garry brought the epilogue at tonight’s family service, reminding us that perspective is key to defeating giants. Goliath was dressed to impress: his armour weighed over 8 stones and his spear and javelin were powerfully heavy. He looked the part of a conquering...