“Who is this? What does it mean?”

25th June 2018 Christine Barrow 0

A recent attempt to put together an e-fit picture of God reveals how such things are doomed to failure, and ignores the fact that we have been adjured not to do that. But there’s a more important reason why we should not create images of God…

Trinity Sunday

25th June 2018 Christine Barrow 0

The doctrine of the Trinity is often seen as a major challenge to our understanding, yet it is not our minds, so much as reflection on our experience, which will enlighten us about it.

The Cleansing of the Temple

7th March 2018 Christine Barrow 0

Today is not Palm Sunday, so why is this Gospel being read on the “wrong” day? John’s approach to the narrating of Jesus’ life story is different, and he wants us to see the shadow of the cross looming over all of his ministry. The cleansing of erroneous elements from the Temple has relevance for us as we consider our own lives and faith this Lent.

The Transfiguration

7th March 2018 Christine Barrow 0

The Transfiguration of Jesus stands between the manifestation of his glory at Epiphany, and the very different revelation of his glory on the cross. As such, it has an importance which is often overlooked, which os to our loss.

The Wedding at Cana

22nd January 2018 Christine Barrow 0

The wedding at Cana, the first of the”Signs” in John’s Gospel, not only begins the process of revealing Jesus’ true identity, but through the portrayal of Mary’s relationship with her Son, guides us in our prayer life and walk with God.

The Holy Family

7th January 2018 Christine Barrow 0

The Holy Family in their own human-ness can be a source of encouragement for us, particularly if we pay attention to Joseph and the hints we see of his own faithfulness in the midst of challenging situations.

Midnight Mass 2017

7th January 2018 Christine Barrow 0

After a year in which the news produced escalating revelations of the appalling behaviour of some, and the perplexing choices made by others, what does the birth of a baby 2,000 years ago have to say to all this?