Mental Health

Thursday 12 September 2019

If people were falling and breaking their leg across the country, editorials would be demanding an inquiry. Health and safety requirements would change within hours.

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Loyalty

Thursday 5 September 2019

Good morning. We’ve heard a lot about loyalty this week. When you say to someone, ‘Can I count on your support?’, the answer you dread is, ‘It depends on what you’re going to do.’ Because that answer suggests your friend has a loyalty higher than loyalty to you. They’re saying, ‘You can’t count on my support, but someone (or something) else can.’

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The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 1 September 2019

The intriguingly named Kinky Friedman, a Jewish singer/songwriter, ran as an independent for governor of Texas in 2006. He was asked about his views on same-sex marriage. He replied, ‘I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.’

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The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 25 August 2019

Those of you who have read the flyer, for our Autumn Lecture series will have seen that our theme is the quality of mercy. Mercy feels a slightly anachronistic word today, in a culture and political backdrop which often appears to be one of blame, hostility and increasing division.

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The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 11 August 2019

‘Boris Johnson must peddle Brexit optimism “as if he were a steroid-boosted cyclist trying to win the Tour de France” between now and October 31, key Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has argued’. ‘Johnson’s promise to prove “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters” wrong, and his claim that “no one in the last few centuries has succeeded in betting against the pluck and nerve and ambition of this country”, is in exactly that vein’.

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The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 11 August 2019

Last week I took my nephew to see the production of Jesus Christ Superstar which is playing at the Barbican. It’s a great revamped production and the music, set and dancing feel fresh, dramatic and alive.

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The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 4 August 2019

It was a nerve-wracking thing bringing Fiona back to meet my parents. They’re quite conservative so this was the first time I’d brought anyone back to meet them. Would it be awkward? Would they cope?

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The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 28 July 2019

It’s rumoured that as David Cameron cleared his office at Number Ten Downing Street he left on his desk for his successor three envelopes, with a note to say, ‘Open one of these when you get into trouble.’

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The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 21 July 2019

Have you ever felt like you are putting a lot of time and effort into working for God and not feeling like you’re getting much back?

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