Monthly Archives: March 2015

Trying to Trip Jesus up: What was that all about?

Jesus had arrived in Jerusalem, he had been to the temple to remind people that it should be free to get to God and he spent the next few days talking with people about God. Sometimes Jesus initiated the theme and at … Continue reading

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Trashing the Temple Courts: What was that all about?

Yesterday we thought about Jesus riding into Jerusalem. After arriving, the first thing that Jesus did was to go to the temple where he threw out the people who were buying and selling animals there. This episode in the life … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: What is that all about?

Palm Sunday is a time when we remember that Jesus rode into Jerusalem and that the crowd went wild, laying palm leaves and their coats on the floor. Have you ever wondered what was going on and what it was all about? As … Continue reading

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Holy Week: What is it all about?

Christians call the week before Easter Sunday Holy week. This week coming is a time when we especially remember the days leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. I have written two different set of reflections. The first looks at … Continue reading

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The one about the Driving Instructor

So, I was running late (nothing new there) and as I drove along (you didn’t think I was really running did you?) a car pulled out of a road up ahead and my heart sank when I saw that it … Continue reading

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The one about the Head Teachers Award

So, I finished a school assembly and the staff were handing out stickers and certificates for achievements. I like seeing children praised, especially when it’s for things that were challenging or hard for them. As I was about to leave, … Continue reading

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The one about Jeremy Clarkson

So, Jeremy is not having his contract renewed. The odd thing is that some people think that he should. Over 1 million people have signed a petition calling for the Top Gear star to be reinstated with no consequences or even … Continue reading

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The one about the Traffic Jam

So, we were heading at high-speed towards a meeting. Those of us who were in the car on that fateful day were chatting away when it happened. We had just passed a junction (isn’t that always the way!) when the … Continue reading

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I’ve changed and I’m not going back

I’ve had a really busy few weeks. You know, the sort where you need at least 30 hours in a day to get everything done that needs doing. What has dawned on me amongst all of this busyness is that I am … Continue reading

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The one about the eclipse

Today there was an eclipse which was visible from the UK. The moon was in the right position and at the right angle to block out the sun and here in Colchester, the clouds were in the right position to … Continue reading

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