James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 2)

Wisdom in the midst of trials + temptation James 1:2-18 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Life is full of pressure.  The question is […]

Everything Is Beautiful In Its Time

Dear Minster and Friends, I do hope you are enjoying the weather and the blossoms over the last few days – for those of us who get to come to worship God on a fruit farm each week, or to come in during the week for walks and prayer, ministries like Communion on a Wednesday, Minster […]

James: Pure & Practical Wisdom (Week 1)

a letter full of practical wisdom James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. James, the half brother of Jesus (Gal 1:19) and the disciple that would become the leader of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 15; Gal 2) started out as one of Jesus’ skeptics. […]

Festival Season

Dear Minster and Friends, The sun is out briefly and the cherry blossoms are in full display at the farm. In the scorching heat of the last few days I wonder if it has got you thinking about the summer and festival season! A number of church families head off to different festivals – last year a big […]

Come and See

Dear Minster and Friends, When Jesus walked by and met people, this was soon followed by the phrase: ’come and see’. From the call of the first disciples, through his ministry in the surrounding neighbourhoods and even at his resurrection this was repeated; In John 1:46 before he was a disciple Nathaniel was invited to meet Jesus, by Philip, with the […]

Freedom to Love

Dear Minster and Friends, On April 4th 1968, 50 years ago this week, Martin Luther King was shot in Memphis Tennessee. A preacher, whose motivational leadership of the non-violent movement for racial equality in America eventually led to significant changes in the law, is remembered this week for his example, resolute vision, sermons and speeches.  Despite being a […]