Going Deeper: Kierkegaard on Boredom

When Jesus went home, he found a bunch of his friends and family making shallow judgments about him – choosing surface opinion over faith. Reading this, I was really tempted to go deep into Soren Kierkegaard in the sermon because Kierkegaard is one of the most...

A Slip of the Tongue ~ by C.S. Lewis

An excerpt from C.S. Lewis’ essay ‘A Slip of the Tongue’ from ‘The Weight of Glory’.  This is my endlessly recurrent temptation: to go down to that Sea (I think St. John of the Cross called God a sea) and there neither dive nor swim nor...

Conflicted Desires – An Overview of Rene Girard

IS THE POWER OF JESUS ANY DIFFERENT? In the sermon last week, I spoke abut the work of Rene Girard and the way in which human beings navigate power. In his book ‘I Saw Satan Fall Like Lightning’ he compares the way our world wields power and the way Jesus...