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RAF Lakenheath
November 4, 2018

Observing All Saints’ Day

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but […]

October 7, 2018

20th Sunday after Pentecost

The Synodical theme and text for the ELCE’s 2018 Synodical Convention raised a few eyebrows in some quarters. Here at Ascension, you were nicely quiet. While the first verse of the psalm was the reference, the synodical theme was summarised as ‘O Lord, what next?’. I was happy to go with it. I liked its […]

September 2, 2018

15th Sunday after Pentecost

[Moses said] “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command […]

July 1, 2018

6th Sunday after Pentecost

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases … never We hear many accounts of God’s goodness to people throughout the Bible. We emphasise that God’s graciousness is at work – the unexpected happy endings to a tough situation. There is no hint of being deserving or of earning the good outcome. We see this […]

June 3, 2018

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

One Sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he […]

March 4, 2018

3rd Sunday in Lent

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules […]

February 4, 2018

5th Sunday after The Epiphany

16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted […]

January 7, 2018

The Festival of The Epiphany

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 ESV) There is an aphorism around that the destination isn’t important; not really – especially if it is death; what […]

November 5, 2017

Words and Death

Epitaphs are those last words we (allegedly) leave behind. They can reflect us – sum us up so to speak. Workers of All Lands Unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it. Karl Marx R.I.P. I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is […]

October 1, 2017

Why do we do what we do?

And when [Jesus] entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the […]

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