Thoughts on Faith

  • 30 years since women ordained – now our curate joins them!

    30 years since women ordained – now our curate joins them!

    This month our curate, the Revd Dr Jenny Eade, is ordained a priest (15th June). She joins a good few other women in Chester Diocese who are also priests. It is reckoned that over a third of all clergy in the C of E are now women. This article looks back on how it all…

  • Why your television is like the Trinity 

    Why your television is like the Trinity 

    Here is a trick question: How many colours does your television set use?  Answer: Just three: red, green and blue. And in that order, just like a rainbow (where reds are at one side, blues at the opposite side, green in the middle). This is known as “RGB”. These are TV’s three primary colours which, when…

  • The Truth of the Ascension

    The Truth of the Ascension

    ‘While He was blessing them, Jesus left them and was taken up into heaven.’ (Luke 24:51). The Ascension is a hugely neglected festival, which deserves to have a bigger place in our church life. How do we understand it? The Ascension tells us that Jesus is in control: ‘Jesus has gone into heaven and is at God’s…

  • The Treasure of Easter!

    The Treasure of Easter!

    It’s amazing what treasure can be unearthed with metal detectors! In this season of Easter, let’s rediscover the greatest unburied treasure of the Resurrection. The Apostle Peter reminds us that God ‘has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can…

  • An Easter reflection

    An Easter reflection

    “When you die, that’s it. Nothing. Out like a light.” That’s what the man in the pub said, and his mates all nodded, though the one whose mother had died the week before wasn’t really quite so certain. Still, it seemed to make sense.  After all, we know what ‘dead’ means: dead leaves, dead batteries,…

  • ‘Lenten Valentines’

    ‘Lenten Valentines’

    This month both Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day! The link between the two can be summed up in terms of the nature of real love! Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, focuses on learning to love God more, as we give Him space in our lives. This is what Jesus found…

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