“This is My Reality”, by Rev Craig Morrison – 29 September 2021

Dear Saints, here’s my reality. This is Craig’s heart: if I am to be criticised about anything, I’d rather be criticised for loving too extravagantly and welcoming too many than for being mean-spiritedly exclusive and keeping out those I consider too sinful for Jesus. Jesus invites us to welcome the Samaritan and the Gentile and …

Reflection – Wednesday 14 April 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

The Christian Scriptures promise a cosmic reconciliation in Christ, in the books of Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, Revelation, etc, and possibly in the Old Testament Mosaic and prophetic traditions.These ancient ‘impulses’ go back to the Old Testament. The idea of the Cosmic Christ is rooted in this Christian tradition, especially in the beta-credo of the New …

Reflection – 20 January 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

Good morning, People of God, the ancient Hebrews who wrote the Old Testament, viewed God’s own breath as the essential characteristic of the human soul. John Wesley, an Anglican priest and founder of Methodism used to ask, “How is it with your soul today?” In the very first month of 2021, I ask the same …

Reflection on COVID-19, Part V – 15 January 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

Good morning, Saints, Here is the final part (5) of my expanded epistle for January: Thank you for keeping on with it. “Every valley shall be lifted up,and every mountain and hill be made low;the uneven ground shall become level,and the rough places a plain.” Isaiah 40:4 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA) This text …

Reflection on COVID-19, Part IV – 14 January 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

Here is part 4 of my expanded epistle for January: The internet and social media are literally awash with conspiracy theories. There is a counter-narrative for everything, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Videos go round and round as people forward them on. A favoured COVID-19 treatment advice I receive monthly is, “just gargle with …

Reflection on COVID-19, Part III – 13 January 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

Good morning, Saints, Here is part 3 of my extended epistle for January. Folks, for some of us, the very word “vaccination” is terrifying. Most of us don’t like needles at all! I vividly remember having immunisation jabs that scared me for life. Perhaps there’s some latent primal fear of puncturing the skin. I think …

Reflection on COVID-19, Part II – 12 January 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

Good morning, Saints, Here is the second part of my expanded epistle for January 2021. You already know that the COVID-19 situation has flared up, possibly with a SARS COV-2 mutation that we received from the UK (and that has now spread to France). My family was on holiday but then decided to return home …

Reflection on COVID-19, Part I – 11 January 2021, by Rev Craig Morrison

Good morning, Saints,   You already know that the COVID-19 situation has flared up, possibly with a SARS COV-2 mutation in our country. We were on holiday but decided to return home rather than risk being stuck in the Cape for an extended and uncertain period. On the way back, the President announced a return to …

Reflection – 24 December 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

Good morning Saints! 🥰✝️Today on this Christmas Eve, we dare to remember: 🤱🏻 Unto us a child is born! Hallelujah! Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord;Tender to me the promise of God’s word;To children’s children forever more! In all circumstances, Christ is Emmanuel.Our hope abides in Christ. In season and out; in …

Reflection – Monday 2 November 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

Call to Worship(inspired by Matthew 11:29 and Revelation 21:5) Come all who are wearyof wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division Come all who are heavy-ladenwith too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger Come all who have hopefor liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kingdom Hear these words“See, …

Reflection – Saturday 10 October 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

God comes to us to rescue us. Listen to Scripture: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). *Psalm 46:1* ESV God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. *Revelation 3: 20* ESV Behold, I stand at the …

Reflection – 5 October 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

A Brief Reflection on Matthew 6: 33 and the Kingdom of God Recently, I read a devotion that used the text from Matthew 6:33, where Jesus says: Matthew 6v33 (NIV) 3 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” This made me think about …

Reflection – Thursday 30 July 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

Hello, Women of the Church! Praying you are all well and superbly blessed! I happened upon the following article and thought I’d share it with you. It’s just a random question and not pointed at any specific person. But I wonder if you’ve ever wondered about this question? Here we go, have a read. https://womensministrytoolbox.com/women-really-want-womens-ministry/

Reflection – Sunday 26 July 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

Revelation in a time of the Coronavirus Good morning,  In my latest pastoral epistle, I referred to this study. It is a two part reflection and Bible study on the Revelation, the last book in the Biblical canon. There is text and then follows a two-part youtube video. I wrote the text but didn’t make the video. It …