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Virtual Methodist · 2W ago

Laughter in the Last Days of Lent...

We're in the last few days of Lent, that seriously solemn season, with Holy Week its sombre culmination... Sadly, all too often for clerics the last few days before Easter is a frantic time ...
Virtual Methodist · 4W ago

Getting Angry with Jesus

Last week I shouted at Jesus...It wasn't some sort of pious lament or in a dramatic "Two Cathedrals" way (if you don't understand I can't explain)...I simply, in a moment of exasperation, bl...
Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

An Epistle To Our Elected Leaders

Dear DUP and Sinn Fein, My friend Stocki has already sent you, and our other political leaders, an open letter, and social media suggests that many agree with what he says (including myself)...
Virtual Methodist · 3M ago

"Isaiah’s Mountain" or the "House on the Hill"

More bad poetry, "inspired" in part by Isaiah 2 and 11 and a few local happenings... It may seem cynical and snide, but in comparison with the cynical behaviour of our political leaders at p...
Virtual Methodist · 4M ago

The Not So Good News for 2016

I originally posted this on Christmas Eve... Now on New Year's Eve I've done a slight re-edit, as it seems an appropriate epitaph to an inauspicious old year, and a rallying cry for the new....
Virtual Methodist · 4M ago

Light Breaks into the Dungeon of Doubt

A monologue delivered in place of a sermon this morning in the Agape Centre inspired by today's Lectionary reading of  Matthew 11: 2-19. (John huddled in a blanket... coughing)The voice of o...
Virtual Methodist · 7M ago

Recycled Earth Ball

In keeping with our ecological theme for our Harvest weekend at Belfast South Methodist, including a very successful mini-conference/conversation yesterday entitled "Enough is Plenty" organi...
Virtual Methodist · 7M ago

A Psalm (?) for Sunday

The following is the responsive psalm we used to begin our 11am service today - although of course it isn't a Psalm at all but an adaptation of words from Deuteronomy.Listen, O heavens, and ...
Virtual Methodist · 7M ago

A Suitable Saint for 2016?

I've never seen a stage production of Shaw's St. Joan before, I did a dramatised reading of it when I was 19 at about 2 o'clock in the morning as part of a sponsored play reading... and I ha...
Virtual Methodist · 9M ago

Psalm for Sunday: Sing joyfully to the Lord

Its been a while since I posted one of these, but then again it's been a while since I posted anything at all, so here goes:Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you his people;Let his righteous pe...