Reflection: Stuck on the mountain top

One of the occassional light-ish reflections I write for the church email newsletter... You know you’re having a good holiday when you find yourself thinking, “I wish we could stay here forever!” But it’s amazing how quickly your feelings change when you’re all set to return home but your plans unravel and you’re forced to …

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Seeking asylum in Isaiah 53

Isaiah chapter 53 has traditionally been re-interpreted by the church in the light of the Christ-event. The rejected and suffering one - the "man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" as the King James version memorably expresses it and Handel immortalises it in his Messiah - is to be understood as Jesus. But what happens …

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