This valley is full of death’s shadow children. The uncounted countless, lay still as their un-dead above them.   Staring into the silt abyss as black as grief unleashed upon the mountains – echoing a silent return.   Language is too bitter to be employed here. And if employed, stands useless.   Yet, the heart […]

Why do we Christians sing? Cymanfa Ganu 2017 The Revd Jarel Robinson-Brown   ‘I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; The Lord is my strength and my might, And he has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise him, My father’s God, and I will exalt him.’ […]

Sermon preached at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cardiff: Texts: Epistle: Romans 14: 1-12 Gospel: Matthew 18: 21-35   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.   Many people think the only amazing thing that Jesus ever did was die and rise again…(that was incredible, of course it was) but […]

There are many things one might expect to be taught in a place like Cambridge, a place of excellence, hardwork, and serious learning. Beyond the realm of academic learning, a person might not expect to learn something about the practice of prayer, about ascetic practice from a professor holding a senior chair within an ancient […]

 Texts:  Isaiah 56:1-8 Matthew 15:10-20   May I speak and may we listen, in the name of God who is Father Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.   Some of you will know, that I was brought up by my Nan in London. And my Nan is a very wise old Jamaican lady who doesn’t let […]

On a recent break, I found myself contemplating….it seems to me a sadness, that many of us young black folk, particularly in Britain, in an attempt to make ourselves more free – have decided that a wholesale rejection of Christianity is necessary. A life lived without any reference to formal religion: to the Church. That […]

May I speak and may we listen in the name of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.   ‘Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the Church and have them […]