Monthly Archives: September 2012

What is ‘sacred’ in Christianity?

It may surprise some to know that this week I started ordination training by focusing on other important religions in the world today, and how Christians engage theologically with them. From a practical point of view this is partly because … Continue reading

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Familiarity can breed contentment

I wonder if you are familiar with the phrase ‘familiarity breeds contempt‘? Well not for me it doesn’t! I was incredibly fortunate attending university in Aberystwyth. Although I have never directly used the studies I completed there, a BSc (Econ) … Continue reading

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Memories of Mfula – Eastern Cape South Africa 2006

Six years ago, when our son was nine, we travelled to Uganda and South Africa, partly to connect with Mothers’ Union members and see their work first-hand. Some while ago I was asked to share some details of a particular … Continue reading

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A mother’s Biblical wisdom from beyond the grave

Tomorrow, on Saturday 15th September 2012, I start ordination training at Ripon College Cuddesdon (also known as the Holy Hill, or the Holy Hogwarts and recently described by Revd Richard Coles as the CofE’s Sandhurst!) In a box of my … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T the House of Bishops

By jove, I think they’ve got it! At least, I hope and pray they have. The House of Bishops that is. “It” being wording which will allow the mission and ministry of the Church of England to move on, and … Continue reading

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Prayer for a passionate life

As I enter life as an ordinand, what am I seeking in prayer? I am seeking to be filled with more passion. A passion for Jesus – an understanding of his saving grace that animates me and engages my emotions … Continue reading

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Resurrect and recycle – can a wedding dress be reborn?

Yesterday we finally attacked a task of such┬ámonstrous┬ádomestic terror that it has been put off for at least three years. We sorted through our roof space. (Well most of it!) Among the old lecture notes, text books, guitar magazines, rolled … Continue reading

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