Posts by Helen Sturgeon

Posts by Helen Sturgeon

Musing

When Anne first arrives at Green Gables, Marilla is shocked to learn that Anne has never prayed properly before. So she sets about teaching her to kneel at her bed and say her prayers and to learn the Lord’s Prayer off by heart. Anne forms her prayers like a letter to God and Marilla teaches her the ‘right’ way to pray. I read this Pete Greig comment on Facebook this…

Musing

Last semester I battled my way through a paper on the Pentateuch. Last week I had the opportunity to preach about Saul and David from 1 Samuel 17: 55 – 19: 24. It has been an opportunity for me to wrestle with parts of the bible I find really tricky to know what to do with. God seems mean and violent and many, many people (who are God’s image bearers) die as…