A New Relationship With Our City

A New Relationship With Our City

Reset / Refresh – A New Relationship With Our City I once heard someone refer to the Psalms of the Old Testament as “the Prayer book of Jesus”. What this person was getting at was that most probably Jesus prayed the Psalms – he used their words and themes to express...
A new Relationship with One Another

A new Relationship with One Another

How can we “build back better” relationships? “Can I hug my granny on Christmas day?” was the frustrated question a journalist asked the Prime Minister at a press conference this week. Many of us would like an answer too. Social distancing has removed so much of the...
A New Relationship with Our Planet

A New Relationship with Our Planet

Our speaker this Sunday has been listed by two prominent magazines among the 100 leading global thinkers alive and in their list of the 100 most influential people. So, I am very excited to have Katharine Hayhoe with us. Who is Katharine Hayhoe? Katharine is an...
Pursuing the Presence of God

Pursuing the Presence of God

Build back a better lifestyle We scroll and we scan, we skim read and we binge-watch. Hurry dominates our diaries. We find no time to dig deep into our spirits and to grow rich lives. Superficiality is a curse of our age. However, COVID 19 has caused many of us to...

Canopy

“… over everything the glory will be a canopy.” (Isaiah 4:5) Back in March, discussions at the Baptist Council around what it means to be a union of interdependent churches, led to sharing of a picture… “It’s like a forest, where the roots underground are intertwined,...

Brave

Brave and courageous Brave – what comes to mind when you think of that word? Fearless superheroes who dive into danger without a second thought? Intrepid explorers or daring extreme sports fanatics who face mighty challenges without sweat breaking on their brow?...

Joy

A couple of weeks ago I walked through an area of ancient Caledonian forest. I generally love trees, but for me there is something extraordinarily special about visiting an ancient Scots pine woodland, especially when the sun brings out the wonderful colours of the...

Sadness

It reveals what really matters to us Cheer up! Put a smile on, be happy! We so easily imagine the good life to be a pain-free, sorrowless existence of wall to wall happiness. So, we seek to medicate, eradicate, or simply dodge sadness. Yet so often our sadness is a...

Loneliness

Loneliness This Sunday at QPLive we continue our series on feelings. One of the things we have been learning during this series is that feelings are important because they give us information, they tell us something about ourselves, and what we need. Loneliness is not...

ANGER!

ANGER!Angry, irritated, frustrated – there is a lot of it about – Lockdown can wind us up. So much of normal life is blocked and there is so much to be annoyed about. Anger is the cause of so much harm –  it fuels hateful language and violent...