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Alone with God: Introduction

Hi.  Thanks to all of you who have followed this blog on video or in text over the past year. I recognize that it has been a really tough year for many of you, and as you have endured several lockdowns and look forward to the rest of 2021 without any real certainty you can be […]

Wrestling with God

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #1 Wrestling with God Click Here for the Video version “And Jacob was alone with God” (Genesis 32:22-32) The story of Jacob is the story of one of the Bible’s more unlikable characters, yet a story where the grace of God shines all the brighter because the material that […]

Prospering in the Pit

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #2 Joseph Click here for link to the video We may think of Joseph as one of the Bible’s ‘success stories’; wealth, status, and eventually vindicated in front of those who had wronged him. But it’s probably fair to say he spent a large part of his life internally […]

From Wilderness to Holy Ground

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #3 Moses Click here for link to the video Places of isolation feature large in many of the Bible’s pivotal stories. Here it is the wilderness. Moses had clearly experienced God’s hand on his life through his miraculous preservation as a child and his privileged upbringing. But events had turned against […]

From Bitterness to Redemption

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #4 Naomi Click here for link to the video I grew up in N Ireland during some of the worst of the civil conflict there. Yet, looking back, although it was serious and hardly any families were left unaffected over the 30 years, the violence was usually localized and periodic […]

From Pain to Praise

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #5 Hannah Click here for link to the video No sooner is the book of Ruth complete than we are launched into the story of her famous descendent, King David. But the books that tell us of his rise from obscurity to national leadership actually begin with the story of […]

From Cave to Temple

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #6 David Click here for link to the video In these days of the Covid-19 pandemic, when a quarter of the world is in lockdown, when our horizons appear so curtailed, when we literally can see no further than the four walls of our house, it may be tempting to […]

From Disillusionment to Recommissioning

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #7 Elijah Click here for link to the video Many of us may be familiar with “Mountain and valley” spiritual experiences. There are days when God seems real and close, where it is easy to hear his voice; times when we see many others turning to him, times of revival […]

From All to Nothing – and back again

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #8 Job Click here for link to the video Job 1:21   Naked I came from my mother’s womb,and naked I will depart.The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;may the name of the Lord be praised. We have looked at how Elijah declared that he was the only one left, yet there were 7,000 others […]

From Frustration to Faith

Reflections on Faith, God & Isolation #9 Habakkuk Click here for link to the video Hab.3:18   “ yet I will rejoice in the Lord,                              I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” As we have spent time reflecting on biblical characters who […]

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