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Is it Normal to Try to Connect with All of Humanity?

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. – John 8:7 I’ve been trying to figure out what to write for the last few days, and had begun slowly drafting a piece on the various distractions of the … Continue reading

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“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention”

“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention.” – Richard Holloway, Doubts and Loves: What Is Left of Christianity, 2nd ed (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2001; 2005), p.241 Flicking back through my previous blog posts I found my preamble to an essay I … Continue reading

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Rising out of Darkness into Great Light

Be still for the power of the Lord is moving in this place. He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace. No work too hard for him, in faith, receive from him. Be still for the power of … Continue reading

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We Want to be Understood

I have lived in Britain all of my life, and am sad that Oprah Winfrey is not a more dominant part of our lives and television as she is in America. Today I was pointed to her inspirational Harvard Commencement … Continue reading

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Park in Sepia

Flicking through some of the first photos I took and edited I’ve rediscovered a love for Sepia. Capturing vibrant colours is a powerful thing but Sepia seems to have a way of bringing memories that extra bit of feeling sometimes. … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy

I’ve tried very hard to read Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles but about a quarter of the way in have given up. Hardy’s descriptive skills are often rather wonderful… Nature does not often say “See!” to her poor creature at … Continue reading

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Food For Thought: My Sermon on Attending Baptisms

Two lovely services this morning at which I preached. Delighted by the positive response to my challenging sermon… First Reading: Acts 10.44-end While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had … Continue reading

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Dietro Casa

Still keeping up with my ‘Song of the Week’ list, this being the 90th. Nice to flick through them again and note that Ludovico Einaudi has appeared most often. A dear composer to me and one still alive, those who … Continue reading

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Knowing the Other

Your Teacher Eats with Tax Collectors and Sinners: You, Cornerstone and the Mission of ACU Richard Beck is an experimental theologian/psychologist who I came across earlier today after finding his article on the Hufflepuff House in Harry Potter. I then … Continue reading

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Creating Mysteries and Solving Them

A few weeks ago after writing an English Literature essay on religious poetry and William Blake, my tutor gave me a very high mark (yay!) and had two ‘how to improve’ points for me. The first was to include more … Continue reading

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