I cannot claim to be the most disciplined reader, or indeed to be particularly widely read. However, when I do read I enjoy the experience of both fiction and non-fiction, of being guided through someone else’s heart and mind, of being a passenger and enjoying the journey of words and events, of being awakened to a greater knowledge. Continue reading “The season of the colour purple”
In the sphere of party politics name-calling has become a recognised form of banter between opponents and observers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has not escaped this week following his Budget Statement. All experienced political campaigners will, at one time or another, have been described amusingly and always less favourably by a comic name. Continue reading “Calling Jesus names”
As part of the west end extension, completing the church after a 100 year wait, a new window is being fitted to the west wall. The former window did not do its job – it let in water and cold air as well as light! Continue reading “Window into the world”
The subtext of this blog space is to focus on times and seasons. The Christian tradition is defined by prayer through the day (and night), by embracing saints’ days, by witnessing to the liturgical seasons.
All of these times and seasons tell stories about God’s gift of life and our response. Continue reading “A time for peace”
I have heard the word ‘patriarchy’ used more times, more aggressively, this week, than ever before. The public square is reverberating with gossip, outrage and ethics. Continue reading “The human touch”