Re-framing Doubt: The Stuff of Faith & Spiritual Growth?

This is the text of my sermon preached today in Cliftonville Moravian Church, Belfast: When I was training to be a scientist, and later when I worked in that field professionally, it was very common for co-workers to get together and discuss their latest results from any experiments that had been done.  A very common … More Re-framing Doubt: The Stuff of Faith & Spiritual Growth?

Finding Meaning through Faith: Learning from Viktor Frankl

It don’t often post my sermons on this blog, but here’s one I delivered today in All Souls Church in Elmwood Avenue, Belfast: Finding Meaning through Faith: Learning from Viktor Frankl MEANING IN LIFE? In response to the question: ‘What is the most important lesson life has taught you?’, one of my favourite contemporary philosophers … More Finding Meaning through Faith: Learning from Viktor Frankl

Asking Uncomfortable Questions: Sacrificing Oneself for Others?

Sacrificing ourselves for others, or indeed the greater good, doesn’t seem to have much currency in our modern society where individualism holds sway.  Or is this really the case?  Are there still people around who live out Jesus’ famous injunction written in John 15: 13 that ‘Greater love has no one than this, that one … More Asking Uncomfortable Questions: Sacrificing Oneself for Others?

Looking to a New Year: Stepping out into the Unknown

This blog posting is the text of a sermon entitled ‘Stepping Out into the Unknown‘ preached by me on 4th January 2009. My text is Matthew Chapter Two, Verses Nine to Ten:  “When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until … More Looking to a New Year: Stepping out into the Unknown

Stillness and Silence Leads to God…

Source – http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1058 Here is the text of a sermon I preached recently entitled Stillness and Silence Lead to God: In verse 10 of the 46th Psalm, the Psalmist exhorts the faithful to “Be still, and know that I am God!” The command to ‘be still’ in the original Hebrew comes from the verb rapha, … More Stillness and Silence Leads to God…