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Genesis of Faith

(Genesis 12:1-9; Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16) Many there may be who think of Great Britain as ‘our’ country, and resent the arrival of migrants from overseas - but the movement of peoples has been a feature of human civilisation in every age. Indeed, I read just this week that the early population of Britain was descended from a race of people who moved here from the steppes of eastern Europe around 4,500 years ago. And they in turn took over from the existing inhabitants, who were themselves a people who had migrated north from the western Mediterranean. It is possible that Abraham also belonged to a migrant people, coming from the north into the fertile lands of the Canaanites. More likely, he was

The Two Sides of God

(2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9) Provided I don’t fall off the ladder, the church will look very different next Sunday, dressed as it will be in the austerity of Lent. And hopefully the difference between how the church will look in Lent and how it has been since Christmas and before that, will be distinctive and noticeable. In the same way, there are distinctive and noticeable differences between the two halves of St Mark’s Gospel. And just as this Sunday in the Church’s year marks the transition between Epiphany and Lent, so the account of the Transfiguration (which is always the gospel reading for today) is the turning point, or hinge, between the two halves of the gospel