Now and Not Yet: New Beginnings
1st January 2016

Over the past few months we have been thinking a lot about who we are as an organisation, and how we want our programme to reflect that. As we look forward to a new year, we want to share some of our core values with you. We will be publishing a series of blog posts throughout January, […]

Now and Not Yet: Welcome to Planet Earth
25th December 2015

Reflections for Advent. No. 25 Image above: David McCulloch, Welcome to Planet Earth 2012 “The Word became Flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (NIV) no sparkle here no sparkle there […]

Now and Not Yet: Annunciation
22nd December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 22 Image above: James & Lesley Sutton, Annunciation 2015 “This clay maquette depicts Mary pondering her calling to bring the Christ child to birth in the presence of the angel Gabriel. As with Mary, we are each of us called to participate in bringing God to birth in the world through […]

Now and Not Yet: Deep
15th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 15 Image above: Louise Todd, ‘Deep’ 2015   Stalks of grass stick up out of the shadows into the light, themselves casting shadow. We see the vegetation in the light first, we are drawn to it. The dark under the grass and into the hedgerow is dismissed before we even consciously register that our brains have played that […]

Now and Not Yet: Shadow Play
6th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 6 Advent, time of preparation. For what do we prepare? Son of Man, Prince of Peace, Light of the World. God human. God vulnerable. God here. The light of the world casts a shadow.         No.           I cast a shadow. His light shines on me and my darkness shows its face. My shadow […]