2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Luke 9: 51-62

We’ve all heard the saying: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.  Most of us would like to think that there have been times in our lives when we have lived up to this adage, when we have worked through a time of difficulty with patience and resolve, and emerged on the other side with a new understanding, a new purpose, a new way forward. Continue reading “2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Luke 9: 51-62”

Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3

I don’t know if you saw it or not, but earlier this week there appeared an article in The Age newspaper, which suggested that in many mainline churches, moves are afoot to restrict, or even reverse, the ordination of women to the clergy.  Those behind this move insist that they are acting “Biblically”, and cite texts such as Paul’s First Letter to Timothy to justify their position.  Those who oppose this apparently growing movement insist with equal vigour that it is their position which is “Biblical”, and refer to texts including Paul’s Letter to Galatians to justify their claims. Continue reading “Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3”