The Living God – Rev Maurice Fearns

We were invited out to dine at an up market restaurant. It was all ‘a la carte’. When the menu came one course included crocodile and my wife’s immediate comment was “Crocodile! I am afraid to order that”. Whereupon the African waiter, with solemn expression, leaned...

Mending and Making – Rev Maurice Fearns

Ever since boyhood I have been fascinated by watching craftsmen at work; a carpenter, a bricklayer, a painter, an artist at his easel. People using materials and tools to mend or make something. Admiring their skills I dreamed of copying them and imagined myself...

BEING WITH GOD – Rev Maurice Fearns

When leaving a certain hospital at the end of a kindly visit, a consultation, a treatment or surgery on arriving at the Exit there stands a reassuring caption in capital letters “GOD BE WITH YOU”. At the farewell service in the village chapel before I left for South...

Our Inner World – Rev Maurice Fearns

Vast sums of money and a great deal of attention is given to the care of our body to keep it healthy, beautify it, and clothe it; providing employment for the healthcare specialist, beautician, designer and manufacturer. Comparable attention is given to the...

PARTNERS WITH GOD – Rev Maurice Fearns

‘He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does.’ Eph.2:10 TM When you think of religion what pops up on your mental screen first – the picture of a church, or an unattractive list of Do’s and Don’ts, or an image of elaborate vestments and...

Our greatest dignity – Rev Maurice Fearns

‘Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up you’ll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you are content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty’. (Mt 23:12 TM) Paul, Peter and James in their letters pointed to...