Church Services (and Sermons) Need to be Shorter?

With most people torn between using Sunday mornings to go shopping or lie in bed, the prospect of spending 90 minutes in church has an increasingly limited appeal. There is a simple answer to this problem, according to one senior bishop who has urged clergy to cut the length of services in an effort to…

The Jesuit and the Franciscan

For a laugh: A Jesuit and a Franciscan were involved in a car accident. Hurriedly they got out to make sure the other person was OK, each insisting that it was probably his own fault. Then the Jesuit, very concerned for his fellow religious, said, “You look very badly shaken up. You could probably use…

Jerusalem Underground

No longer just standing next to the Wailing Wall, the only visible reminder of what the Temple was, but further down as well. At the level at which real life in Israel took place two thousand years ago. Before the year 70 a.C., when this sacred place was destroyed by the Roman legions of Titus…

Come Unto Me

From the Gospel: Come to Me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest – St Matthew 11:28.