Freedom for life [Matthew 28:1-10]

In the year when a film about Queen (the band, not the monarch) triumphed at the Oscars, we might take a lead from Freddy’s words and ask: how much do you want to break free, as the band sang? Here are some of the lyrics: “But life still goes on I can't get used to …

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Coming in the name of the Lord [Matthew 21:1-11]

The UK Government has, this week, taken steps to regulate what’s said in social media. Not before time, I expect you’re thinking. Why should that form of communication get off scot-free when newspaper content is regulated by the Press Standards Association? and, in adverts, anything doesn’t go, either, for the Advertising Standards Authority works to …

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Sheep and goats [Matthew 25:31-46]

I’ve been enjoying Baptiste on TV as light entertainment of an evening. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know it’s the usual high-quality BBC Drama: it's full of squalid prostitution in Amsterdam and graphic scenes of brutal murder in an underlying storyline of the unforgiving trafficking, by eastern European gangs with no conscience, of young girls …

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United: in worship, in service, in love [Matthew 18:15-22]

This is unlikely to come as a surprise to you: things don’t always go smoothly in churches. People don’t always agree with one another. We aim to be good and loving, but often we fail to hit the mark. Churches can be places of love, peace and hope; they can also be filled with cruelty, …

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