sermons by ian banks

Wade in the water

It’s often said that history is written by the victors.

But what must it feel like to be defeated in war?

Ashamed, frightened, disorientated, demoralized, physically hurt, mentally traumatized, angry at those who promised that you would be victorious, relieved the fighting is over, struggling to survive, cold, hungry…??

sermons by ian banks

The body language of God

As the Word made flesh and dwelling among us, Jesus physically demonstrated the continuity of God, his unchanging love and mercy that we can always count upon.

But he also showed us the God of surprises too. He changed what we thought about God and challenged the pre-conceived ideas that he came across in both society and religion.

In physical, bodily form – as the body language of God – Jesus re-imagined God for us.