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Face Palm: Sex, lies and the Church

I read with dismay the headlines of today’s papers and immediately started to write of the CofE’s response to Same Sex Marriage as another anglican face-palm.  Then I read the actual report and found that, though perhaps unwise in tone, there was much in it that is thoughtful and considered. Though I have some questions… Continue reading Face Palm: Sex, lies and the Church

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Mother Father Tongue

I’m reading a book. It’s quite an old book too. OK, not old in the annals of publishing, but old considering how fast Christian paperbacks seem to age and fall out of favour! The book is called Signs and Blunders by Rev’d Peter Lawrence who until his death a couple of years ago, ministered up… Continue reading Mother Father Tongue

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Christmas and all that.

Well I'm back after an extended break – I'm not allowed to go into too many details because apparently people convicted of crime and duly sentenced by the legal system have rights not afforded to the victims. But enough about that – it is Christmas. Normally I love Christmas – I love the excitement of… Continue reading Christmas and all that.

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Rumours of our death have been exaggerated

I am writing this from the the crowded seat of the ‘quiet carriage’ of a Cross Country Trains Edinburgh – Penzance express. Frankly express is a bit of a misnomer. This particular train is currently 57 minutes late and I suspect I have missed my connections home to Warminster from Bristol Temple Meads. Travelling by… Continue reading Rumours of our death have been exaggerated

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Kite Spirituality

I’ve written before about my distaste for the strange obsession some in the Christian Church have for Quiet. Before those of you who find sitting still and silent helpful, pick up your ball and play somewhere else – hear me out – I am NOT against quiet or quiet times. What bothers me is the… Continue reading Kite Spirituality