in spite of us

Things that make me want to have faith: the idea that a resurrected life isn’t blemish free: it bears witness to the world’s wounds. This is for the prison this afternoon. In spite of our doubts, may we recognise you in our midst: wounded, bloody, and resurrected in spite of our doubts, may we know…

epiphanies

I have been in the prisons regularly over the Christmas / new year period. It’s been intense, exhausting, and good. Yesterday was my fourth service in 10 days, and i was more than bored with the sound of my own thoughts, so I ditched what I’d prepared and went off the cuff. I told the…

christmas leftovers

a gathering for Sunday 29th, when I’m in the prison: We gather in the aftermath of Christmas to pray for the miracles that the world is still waiting for: we gather in faith that from ripped up wrapping paper and torn up dreams, God can build a world that keeps hope alive we gather in…

Another gathering

This one’s for the Melbourne Assessment Prison where I’m starting to lead worship in a couple of weeks time.. two weeks’ of impending annual leave are making the writing process pretty rough – but i think that’s the new reality anyway. I really love doing worship in the prison. It’s the most gracious and generous…