The hospital

The construction of the Threshold Project has begun in earnest. The church is open for ‘normal service’ which will be our mantra for the next seven months or so. As we see the project take shape, I have been reflecting on the future of this building – what is its purpose? How might it be a shared space for the use of others? Continue reading “The hospital”

Faith at home

In Scetis, a brother went to see Abba Moses and begged him for a word. The old man said, “Go and sit in your cell and your cell will teach you everything.”…  This is one of my favourite spiritual teachings which comes from the desert. It comes from a collection of sayings formulated by an eccentric band of Christians who sought a life without distractions. This movement, to the western desert in Egypt, represented the beginnings of what we know as Christian monasticism. The central place of devotion became the cell for the desert hermit. This way of spiritual formation was a hard road, tormenting, life threatening, relentless. Continue reading “Faith at home”