We’ve spent the last seven weeks taking action in our personal lives, to respond to the call for urgent change for the climate. We’ve given up meat, stopped travelling by car, rid our cupboards of plastic and only bought the essentials. On top of this, we’ve raised our voices by writing to our MPs, asking … Continue reading Living Lent: What next?
“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they ever come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create …” Isaiah 65: 17 And so we find ourselves on Easter morning. The day of life is here! With the … Continue reading He is Risen!
Today, on Maundy Thursday, we begin reflecting on the actions that led Jesus to his death. Starting in an upper room, gathered within his friends, Jesus begins to share with his closest ones the details of the next few days. As always, Jesus did not only choose to share his plans simply through words, but … Continue reading Maundy Thursday
“It’s the economy stupid” Bill Clinton campaign slogan 1992 The premise of Living Lent is that God’s creation, at least in its current form, is under threat because of our actions in destabilising the earth’s climate and ecosystems. We have been aware of our damaging effect on the environment for a long time but the … Continue reading The premise of Living Lent
So this is Lent, a time when we take a step back from business as usual so that God might step in, a season of self-denial so that spiritually we might grow. This particular Lent we are spending time reflecting on lifestyle practices that in their current form are damaging God’s beautiful creation. As we … Continue reading Lent, de-growth and dying to old ways
In recent years, it has been impossible to avoid the media hubbub around getting rid of plastic straws. The environmental and wildlife degradation they cause has been highlighted on social media, in newspapers and on TV. The awareness that this attention has brought towards the dangers of single use plastic is inherently a good thing. … Continue reading Systemic Change