Easter Pastoral Letter to St Peters – 2016



This letter was published on the St Peters Website

Brothers and sisters,

Just a short letter to wish you all a Happy Easter as we prepare to celebrate together.

This week I had the interesting experience of being called ‘bonkers’ by a mainstream political party. Whatever the reason for that particular outburst and whether it is true or not, it did set me thinking that one thing which does seem to be ‘bonkers’ to many in this world, is our belief in the resurrected Christ.   It is such an unlikely thing. Dead people don’t rise. They don’t now, and they didn’t back in the 1st century. When the apostle Paul was discussing with the philosophers and politicians in the heart of Athens he was doing fine until he mentioned the resurrection – at that point his sermon was cut short as some people sneered and mocked (Acts 17). But…

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