Tag Archives: reader training

Misconceptions #givingitup Genesis 22:1-18 16th March #Lent2014

Apparently it is exactly 15 weeks until my ordination as Deacon, according to one of my cohort who dropped that little nugget into a Facebook post today.  How does that make me feel?  Frightened. Interestingly the fear is not for … Continue reading

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Being sensible and realistic – ordination training

“It’s formational.” Actually, I’m quite grateful that no-one has used those words to me recently. However true they might be. I might just have groaned in anguish (or worse) if they had – even though it’s probably true. The best … Continue reading

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The house that God built – 1 Kings 8 and Luke 7:1-10

This morning’s sermon was for the occasion of the ‘Friends of All Saints Basingstoke’ annual Eucharist (followed by an excellent bring and share lunch!) (Note: colleagues with whom I might be undertaking preaching practice next weekend probably don’t want to … Continue reading

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How do you ‘find’ a spiritual director? A reflection on experience

I was asked recently (via Twitter) if I would be prepared to write about my experiences of seeking and finding a spiritual director. It would be for some work Revd Mark Godson, who is Director of the London Centre for … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘He Never Let Go’ by Lynda Alsford

I bought ‘He Never Let Go’ by Lynda Alsford because Lynda was one of my early Twitter friends, and quite simply the snatches of her story that she had shared as she wrote the book intrigued me. It was only … Continue reading

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OK God: Your Call! (Being recommended for ordination training) #fb

The last few weeks have proved to be the culmination of an eighteen month journey which has changed the whole focus of my future ministry. The final stages of this journey have taken place through Lent, and therefore it seems … Continue reading

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Blogging in the ghetto after #cnmac11

There were many great things about the Christian New Media Conference last weekend. It will take me weeks to sift through the various things that challenged me, or got me asking questions about my use of social media. I could … Continue reading

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Taking up our mat – walking away from spiritual superstitions John 5 v1-9

Last Sunday I led and preached at our 8am morning service, a short half hour in the peace of our Chapel at St. Peter’s. I have thought on several occasions that I have spoken for too long at this service, … Continue reading

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Where is God in a marriage?

If theology seeks to answers questions like “where is God in…” how often do we ask ‘Where is God in my marriage?’ In simple terms that was the sort of idea behind the essay that I wrote to complete my … Continue reading

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Wanting to turn cartwheels

These were taken this morning as I walked back from taking the car to have its bumper re-sprayed… the result of a minor scrape at the garage when it went for MOT last month, and all done free of charge. … Continue reading

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