The Gospel of John is about revelation. Who is Jesus? Who are we? All the encounters we have witnessed as we journeyed through this Gospel tell us the truth about Jesus, the people he met, and about ourselves. The trial before Pilate lays bare humanity. Our humanity. It shows us just where power really lies […]
The questions we ask expose our priorities. Are you the king of the Jews? That’s Pilate’s question to Jesus in John 18:28-40. That’s the only question that matters to a political governor. Are you a problem for me? But Pilate is asking the wrong questions… so Jesus asks some of his own. The exchange ends […]
John 18:12-27 We jump ahead to Jesus’ trial this week on our journey through Holy Week, but in many ways the trial is secondary, at least for us this week. We’ll explore that story and also the story inside the story… what happens in-between. In the night. Peter’s denials. 1… 2… 3… Standing in the […]
A reflection on Passover the Exodus… a promise a people a promise to a people a people of promise a people who cried out together a promise made by god to a people chosen by god a long time in the making the promise or was it the people? through the […]
It has been quite some feat by the Spill the Beans Team to pull this off over the festive season, but after a crazy deadline of 31 December for all the writing, the next issue of Spill the Beans is now beautifully formed and available for download. This is the Lent to Pentecost edition that […]
Is the world a better place because you believe in Jesus?
There’s a tension in youth work between process and product. We talk more and more about ‘outcomes’ and ‘results’ and ‘objectives’ which are all about the product, the end result. We are more and more scared of process because it’s hard to measure and define. It’s easy to make Easter all about the product. But […]