#MeanBean Day 3

Day 3 of the Mean Bean Challenge, and although I am certainly more tired, I am strangely more aware. Today I have been thinking about what Paul means when he says “unworthy manner.” When Paul speaks to the church in Corinth about the Lord’s Supper, (before he writes the bit we read out at Communion…

#MeanBean Day 2

Day 2 of the Mean Bean Challenge is over.  Today I have been thinking about who sponsors my meals.  Who sponsors my meals?  I mean at the moment, I am eating plain beans and rice in hopes that people will sponsor me in order to raise money for Tearfund, which will enable them to continue…

#MeanBean Day 1

First day of the mean bean challenge is over!  Four more days to go! Today I have been thinking about this picture ‘equality versus equity’ (found on Twitter) and about 1 Corinthians 11:27-29: So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning…

Porridge, Beans and Rice

For five days I am only eating plain porridge, beans and rice in support of Tearfund, and I would like to share with you why. Last year I visited a Tearfund partner’s project.  It was an after-school club held in a tiny two room building.  On the wall of this building I noticed a brass plaque with the…

Celebrating the Last Cancer Treatment

A prayer based on Psalm 145   “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.”[1]   God, you are awesome. Always awesome. When things are pants and when things are good, You…

Climbing Trees

You can tell it’s my last year at college, as I find myself spending more and more time looking out the window and ‘reflecting on my context.’ Four years that tree has been on the school grounds outside this classroom window, and I have never noticed how much that tree wants to be climbed –…

Making America Great

My birthday is approaching, so I know that soon it will be Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day in America and (in the case of a post-election year) a US President will be inaugurated. In honour of all three events occurring this year, I want to consider Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s understanding…