Warning. Before you read further be aware that this blog post will state some dangerous and subversive views. If you are of a weak constitution or easily offended, I’d flip over to this site instead it’s got pictures of kittens. After all that’s what the internet is for, isn’t it? I’ve kept pretty quiet about Brexit, in… Continue reading Dangerous Views
After Revd Angela Tilby’s column on the “family-olatory” of Christmas was published I wrote to the Church Times. While I never expected my letter to be published I was shocked to see that the Church Times editors chose to only publish responses from female correspondents. I am going to choose to believe that is… Continue reading Damaging and Dangerous. A response to Angela Tilby
When did the world start taking itself so seriously? When did what other people say or think become justification for taking personal affront? When did a conversation between friends who mutually understand each other’s position, become a place to interrupt with offended abandon? Even if that conversation takes place in a public online platform. I… Continue reading Taking a fence, a gate and a small potting shed
I tread with care as I contemplate posting on this issue. Some of my closest friends have spent the last few months birating anyone who dares disagree with their particular view on the EU referendum in strong and often unpleasent language. I honestly thought I’d seen the worst of partisan campaigning and name calling on… Continue reading EU: Extremely Uncertain
As many of you will know a story that is entwined with that of my family is the story of Royal Navy’s greatest ship The Mighty Hood, my grandfather was lost on Empire Day 1941 when this majestic vessel, the pride of the Navy, the symbol of Britain’s post-first world war supremacy was sunk with… Continue reading We will remember them
Well our Easter Person this week is the Mary – the Mother of Jesus. For protestants and especially evangelicals Mary can be a prickly nettle to grasp, so often tainted in our eyes by the vague suspicions that some Christian traditions may almost treat her as an idol before God, we tend to shy away… Continue reading Easter People: Mary Mother of Jesus
I’m not very good at quiet – I’m quite a busy and frenetic person and so I find quiet difficult. Back when I was at theological college I wrote an article in our student rag about my distaste for the quiet and monastic spirituality that we often promote in the western world and it got… Continue reading Lent: Trials and Temptations.