Certain things change our experience and view of the world. Covid-19 changed our world within weeks. The resurrection of Jesus did the same thing, only far more fundamentally. Both have changed the way we look at life. For Peter there was a huge disappointment at the way in which he had handled it and a huge excitement as he experienced the resurrection of his hopes and dreams. Not back to normal, nor indeed a new normal but a new adventure ahead with unforeseen challenges and inexpressible joys.
Had enough of coasting downhill? It's time to reassert control. It's time to regain momentum. It's time to get into GEAR. What does that look like for a follower of Jesus seven weeks in to the global pandemic? What might characterise us and make us distinctive in our society in 2020? For this we need to connect to the power - its time to get into G.E.A.R.
75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe 1945. After 75 years what can we possibly remember about those days? After 30-40 years how confident can we be that the writers have left us with accurate accounts of Jesus’ life, teaching and resurrection.