Sixty Second Gospel Mark 5:14-24

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14-15 Those tending the pigs, scared to death, bolted and told their story in town and country. Everyone wanted to see what had happened. They came up to Jesus and saw the madman sitting there wearing decent clothes and making sense, no longer a walking madhouse of a man.   16-17 Those who had seen it told the others what had happened … Read More

The Problem of Pain

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Stephen Fry is as famous for being an atheist as he is for being a fine actor and comedian. His argument seems to have a compelling logic to it: children suffer and die from cancer, therefore if there is a God who created the world, He must done so in such a way that cruel and painful deaths are possible; … Read More

When All Else Fails

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Some years ago I was flying out of one of the poorest countries in West Africa. The Terminal building was no more than a big shed, and check-in and security were slow, and tedious. Finally I took my seat on the bus waiting to take us across the tarmac to our waiting plane. I messaged my wife, “Next stop Paris!”, … Read More

Sixty Second Gospel Mark 5:1-13

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5 1-5 They arrived on the other side of the sea in the country of the Gerasenes. As Jesus got out of the boat, a madman from the cemetery came up to him. He lived there among the tombs and graves. No one could restrain him—he couldn’t be chained, couldn’t be tied down. He had been tied up many times with chains … Read More

One with Omran

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Every so often something happens that causes us to stop and remember, that while as individuals we may get lost amongst the seven billion other people on the planet; ultimately we belong to a common family of other humans who are just like us. One such moment occurred on Wednesday 17th August when a small five-year-old boy, Omran Daqneesh, was … Read More

In The Thick of It

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While clearly far from perfect, Winston Churchill was a remarkable human being and one of the greatest world leaders of the 20th century. On 3rd June 1945, just days before the planned invasion of Normandy, he was insisting that he be allowed to sail from England and personally oversee the D-Day landings. It was of course an insane idea with … Read More

Sixty Second Gospel Mark 4:33-41

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33-34 With many stories like these, he presented his message to them, fitting the stories to their experience and maturity. He was never without a story when he spoke. When he was alone with his disciples, he went over everything, sorting out the tangles, untying the knots.   35-38 Late that day he said to them, “Let’s go across to the other … Read More

Sixty Second Gospel Mark 4:21-32

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21-22 Jesus went on: “Does anyone bring a lamp home and put it under a washtub or beneath the bed? Don’t you put it up on a table or on the mantel? We’re not keeping secrets, we’re telling them; we’re not hiding things, we’re bringing them out into the open.   23 “Are you listening to this? Really listening?   24-25 “Listen carefully … Read More

Taking a Break

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Turn The Page is taking a two week break from today, but we’ll be back with a Sixty Second Gospel reading on Wednesday 17th August.  Why not use this break to catch up with any stories you may have missed, or to listen to all the Gospel readings from the beginning? You may like to know that we are currently … Read More