A Fond Farewell to a Good Man

The rich and extraordinarily fruitful earthly life of my friend Michael Green came to a close this week. Michael led a life that was so innovative, varied and dynamic that it’s hard to summarise what he did. He was – often at the same time – vicar, evangelist, writer and theologian. Michael served the [...]

2019-02-25T11:23:56+01:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The Tragedy of Halloween

The bizarre preoccupation with Halloween shows no sign of abating. Indeed, the enthusiasm with which some shops are marketing this celebration of evil, death and the occult suggests that their owners are banking on huge sales of pumpkins, masks and witches’ hats.. Many concerns have been raised concerning Halloween over the years and the two most common are that Halloween encourages dabbling with [...]

2019-04-05T10:02:52+01:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

7 Last Words of Jesus – Part Seven

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (Luke 23:46) We read in Luke’s Gospel that on the cross Jesus ‘called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.’ After the physical, psychological and spiritual agony that is shown by [...]

2019-04-05T11:59:06+01:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Devotions, J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

7 Last Words of Jesus – Part Six

It is finished (John 19:30) There’s something extraordinarily satisfying about completing something. Whether it’s wallpapering the bedroom, writing a report for the office, working out at the gym or just doing the shopping, it’s a good moment when we come to the end, breathe a sigh of relief and can say, ‘It’s finished!’ There [...]

2019-04-05T11:56:28+01:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Devotions, J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |