Two kinds of fear

During the last week of his life Jesus had several encounters with the authorities in Jerusalem where they tried to trap him with tricky questions but found instead that they were the ones who got caught out. In Matthew’s Gospel the sequence begins with the chief priests and elders of the people challenging Jesus aboutContinue reading “Two kinds of fear”

Where the conflict really lies

We’ve all heard of the conflict between science and faith: Darwin supposedly disproved creation, the Bible is full of supposedly unscientific statements, Yuri Gagarin went into space and found there was no god/God and so on. Writing a sermon on the visit of the Magi to the child Jesus I wondered if Matthew’s account ofContinue reading “Where the conflict really lies”