OUR INSATIABLE HUNGER – Rev Maurice Fearns

My dictionary defines human hunger as feeling of pain, emptiness, appetite, desire, need and craving. As far as I know every living creature on the planet cannot survive without food and the planet (presently under serious threat) has provided a pantry of sustained...

THE CONTENT OF YES – Rev Maurice Fearns

When we say “Yes” what may it involve? As I think of it three factors contribute to our agreement or consent; certainty, risk and trust. Among the exemplary biblical characters whose response to God was ‘Yes’, Abraham, Daniel, Mary and Paul come to mind among many...

BEING PLUGGED IN – Rev Maurice Fearns

Repeated ‘load shedding’ has a disruptive effect on our daily life. To receive electricity we rely on the ability to ‘plug in’.  When that is not possible all our electric appliances are powerless. When Bishop Tutu was questioned about the power of his Christian...

IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO – Rev Maurice Fearns

I begin with a hypothetical question: What if Christian discipleship and our relationship with God is not like enlisting in an army, but rather a personal invitation to dance? ‘Onward Christian soldiers’ being replaced with ’I danced in the morning’. The act of...

FROM SETBACK TO COMEBACK – Rev Maurice Fearns

  Ps.30:11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing NLT. The Message puts it, ‘You ripped off my black mourning armband and decked me with flowers’. What a startling transformation of a personal situation! Rare is the person who has not suffered some kind of...

MEETING WITH JESUS – Rev Maurice Fearns

Matthew tells us (28:10) TM the women were scared out of their wits when they met the risen Jesus and heard him say, “Go tell my brothers that they are to go to Galilee, and that I’ll meet them there”. From the other gospel writers we read he was true to his word...