Dreams and Prayers

  Dear Minster and friends, “Tell them about the dream, Martin; Tell them about the dream.” These were the words of the great African American Gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, that prompted Martin Luther King to move into sharing ‘I have a dream’ in a sermon that has come to define a vision for a nation […]

Interpreting Dreams

  Dear Minster and Friends, We are all in danger of having thin or terrifying dreams.  Frederick Winslow Taylor, and industrialist from Philadelphia, began to imagine a revolution in manufacturing – where each task was broken down and perfected, and then workers would all exercise very specific tasks and roles – a factory, and though […]

Miracle Events

Dear Minster and Friends, In the last few days the language of miracles has come crashing into news reports, social media, tv and radio. I will admit that it was two football triumphs in a few days that provoked these words and outbursts of worship … ‘glory, glory Tottenham Hotspur’. The Liverpool victory was the […]

Daniel: Being a stand up person in a bow down world (week 1)

Daniel: when God leads you into Exile. Daniel 1: 1-7 Daniel was taken captive to Babylon during the first invasion by Nebuchadnezzar (605-562BC) at about the age of 16.  He was from among the elite  young men of Israel; physically impressive, intellectually astute and socially poised. A key aspect of Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion strategy was to take […]